The Prittlewell Prince : The Discovery of a Rich Anglo-Saxon Burial in Essex Paperback
by Sue Hirst
In October 2003 the Museum of London Archaeology Service began an excavation at Prittlewell, south-east Essex.
Prittlewell was a village with roots in the prehistoric past.
The Anglo-Saxon cemetery there was already known, but it wasn't long before a burial had been found that increased its importance by a considerable degree.
Grave goods include a gold belt buckle, a Byzantine silver spoon, an iron sword and a selection of vessels.
The size of the grave and the richness of its associated objects make it perhaps the most important Anglo-Saxon burial since the discovery of Sutton Hoo in 1939.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 44 pages, col illus throughout
- Publisher: Museum of London Archaeology
- Publication Date: 01/09/2004
- Category: Archaeology by period / region
- ISBN: 9781901992526