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Two silver platters from the Mildenhall treasure

Silver platters

 

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

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P&EE 1946 10-7 2-3

Room 49: Roman Britain

    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.

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

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

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