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Monument Number 404488

Hob Uid: 404488
Location :
Greater London Authority
Hackney
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : TQ3520085600
Summary : A sarcophagus containing an inhumation was found in 1867 during construction behind the London Orphan Asylum at Clapton. It is now in the Guildhall Museum. No lid was found with the coffin, although there was evidence of clamps at each end. It was ornamented on one side with fluting, and a central bust above an inscription was only partly decipherable. A Roman coin was found near it.
More information : (Area TQ 352856). A white marble sarcophagus
containing the skeleton of an adult, found in 1867 during building
work on the brow of the hill behind the London Orphan Asylum
at Clapton, is now in the Guildhall Museum. (The orphanage is
shown at TQ 351856 on the OS 6" map of 1873). No lid was found
with the coffin, although there is evidence of clamps at each
end. It is ornamented on one side with fluting, and a central bust
above an inscription is now only partly decipherable. It was
buried 2 1/2ft deep, resting on natural gravel, and near it was
found a coin of Gallienus.

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : An inventory of the historical monuments in London. Vol. III: Roman London
Source details :
Page(s) : 164, 173
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Source Number : 2
Source : Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society
Source details :
Page(s) : 191-94
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Plates :
Vol(s) : 3, 1870

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 410
Monument Start Date : 43
Monument Type : Sarcophagus, Inhumation
Evidence : Find, Sub Surface Deposit

Components and Objects:
Period : Roman
Component Monument Type : Sarcophagus, Inhumation
Object Type : COIN
Object Material :

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 38 NE 19
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