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Tours > Roman Britain at the BM > The Water Newton Treasure

The Water Newton Treasure
Water Newton, Huntingdonshire

Chi-Rho Feathered Plaques This hoard of silverware was discovered at the small Roman town of Water Newton in 1975. It is particularly remarkable for its Christian ornamentation and, dating from the early 4th century, is almost certainly the oldest set of church plate known in the World. There are numerous feathered plaques bearing the Christian chi-rho symbol, a beautiful chalice, a decorated wine carafe, a wine strainer and a mixing bowl inscribed, "O Lord, I, Publianus, relying on you, honour your holy sanctuary".

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