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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Dimensions

Height: 37.500 cm
Width: 37.500 cm

Museum number

P&EE 1840.11-11.1

BCB60145

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