Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Saxon Coffin Lid

In the village of Baslow, in the Peak District of England, a coffin lid is displayed on the wall in the porch of the Parish Church. Judging by the stone, it's design and emblems, it's believed the artifact has Saxon roots.  About halfway down the coffin lid, on the right hand side, two keys have been chiseled. They indicate the dead man was of some importance, possibly a steward or estate manager for two villages.