National Geographic : 1941 Feb
Ancestor of the British Navy 249 © Dr. C . W. Phillips Under the Great Dish Excavators Unearthed Bits of the Anglo-Saxon Past British archeology offers few parallels of this scene, which greeted the searchers when they had removed the large silver dish (pages 257, 258-9, and 261). Its foot was imbedded deep in a mass of rotted cloth and probably pillow stuffing. Beside and beneath this were many rich objects-silver dishes, sandal-like shoes, combs, bronze bowls, a leather bag with silver handles, a throwing ax, a shirt of mail. The most fragile relics were immediately packed in wet moss, so that they reached the British Museum without further deterioration.