NORTH (Thomas, 1830-1884, Antiquary & Campanologist)

Autograph Letter Signed to Alfred Ellis concerning his "very valuable discovery at Barrow-on-soar & I am possessed of a Photograph of the relics ... the fact of yr finding no personal ornaments is simply in accordance with experience elsewhere and proves that the laws amongst the Romans enacted against the waste of trinkets and dresses by burying them with the dead was observed at Barrow ... Lamps similar ... have been found in other interments. The urn with two handles is of an exceedingly rare & valuable type ..." asking him to "preserve the fragments of what I have no doubt you properly imagine to be a lachrymatory or unquentarium; one is generally found in Roman interments. The remains of pottery too, should be carefully examined. I have little doubt you will trace the existence of a Pahera & a Prafericulum; that is a shallow saucer & a pitcher - vessels used for the funeral libation ... I notice in the Photograph a portion of an urn (pottery) that was also found ...", 4 sides 8vo., Leicestershire Architectural and Archaeological Society, Southfields, 18th March

Item Date:  1867

Stock No:  15439      £95

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