Information for record number MWA4749:
Roman burial

Summary A burial of a female skeleton of Roman date. Two bronze armlets were found with the skeleton. The burial was found in the area of Billesley.
What Is It?  
Type: Burial, Inhumation
Period: Romano-British (43 AD - 409 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Billesley
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 10 50
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Two bronze armlets and fragments of third possible armlet bequeathed to Worcester Museum (no date). Original label reads 'Armlets found on bust of skeleton of female Briton, (situated?) in a crouched position with knees to chin and feet towards the E at Billesley, Warwickshire.' The armlets are all 51mm in diameter and made from three rectangular-section bronze wires twisted into a single strand. Fragments of two strands of wire of similar construction suggest a third armlet. Also a bronze hook from a hook-and-eye locking device.
2 The bracelets are late Roman and are of a type which is very widespread in the 4th century AD.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Correspondence
Title: RB burial, Billesley
Author/originator: Jones C
Page Number:
Source No: 1
Source Type: Drawing
Title: Roman burial, Billesley
Author/originator: Pickin J
Page Number:
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period Roman About 43 AD to 409 AD (the 1st century AD to the 5th century AD)

The Roman period comes after the Iron Age and before the Saxon period.

The Roman period in Britain began in 43 AD when a Roman commander called Aulus Plautius invaded the south coast, near Kent. There were a series of skirmishes with the native Britons, who were defeated. In the months that followed, more Roman troops arrived and slowly moved westwards and northwards.
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monument INHUMATION * An interment of unburnt, articulated human remains. Use specific type where known. back
monument MUSEUM * A building, group of buildings or space within a building, where objects of value such as works of art, antiquities, scientific specimens, or other artefacts are housed and displayed. back
monument BUST * A piece of sculpture usually representing the head, shoulders and breast of a person. back
monument BURIAL * An interment of human or animal remains. Use specific type where known. If component use with wider site type. Use FUNERARY SITE for optimum retrieval in searches. back

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