Christening Spoon Found in Grave of Saxon King

News.telegraph: A christening spoon was among the artifacts discovered recently in the burial chamber of an early Christian Saxon king near Southend-on-Sea, England. Researchers working on the burial chamber of the "Prince of Prittlewell," a 1400-year-old Essex aristocrat, have discovered a silver christening spoon, one of the earliest ever found in Britain. The artifacts was discovered along with a lyre and a copper reliquary in the grave of the early Christian "king." Archaeologists speculate that the grave may belong to either the first or second Christian king of Essex or a member of the royal family. The bones are long lost, but the artifacts tell much about the owner.

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