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Square silver dish

 

Height: 37.500 cm
Width: 37.500 cm

P&EE 1840.11-11.1

Room 49: Roman Britain

    Square silver dish

    Roman Britain, 4th century AD
    From Mileham, Norfolk

    This dish was found in 1839. Though it is tempting to assume that it was part of a hoard of silver, there is no record of it being found with any other objects.

    Large square or rectangular silver platters became popular in the fourth century AD. Similar designs were made in pewter, which served as a cheaper substitute for silver tableware.

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