Two silver plates from the Mildenhall treasure

Roman Britain, 4th century AD
Found near Mildenhall, Suffolk

Belonging to Eutherios

The pair of small dishes or plateswith Bacchic scenes are closely related in style and subject to the Great Dish itself. Both show maenads, female followers of Bacchus, dancing and playing musical instruments, in one case accompanied by the god Pan and in the other by a young satyr.

The Greek name 'Eutherios' is scratched lightly on the underside of each dish within the footring. It is written in the genitive (possessive) case, which suggests that he was once the owner of the plate.

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Two silver platters from the Mildenhall treasure

Silver platters

 

More information

Bibliography

K.S. Painter, The Mildenhall Treasure-1 (London, 1977)

T. Richard Blurton (ed.), The enduring image: treasures, exh. cat (British Council, 1997)

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.800 cm
Diameter: 18.800 cm
Weight: 539.000 g
Weight: 613.000 g

Museum number

P&EE 1946 10-7 2-3

BCB12874;BCB12875

Treasure Trove

Location

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