The Saxons

Bowls and Spoons

Silver bowls

The silver from the ship burial is the largest collection of silver ever recovered from a grave. It was probably used as tableware during feasting in the great hall.

The bowls were made in the Middle East in about AD 500. Finding them in the grave tells us that trade between England and the rest of Europe was common in Anglo Saxon times.

Who do you think could have used silver bowls to put their food in?

A Saxon soldier, a Saxon king or a Saxon monk ?

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