Silver beaker, inscribed with the name of Euherius. The vessel has a long cylindrical neck tapering slightly inwards, a rounded body and a small pedestal base. The neck is engraved with two zones of imbricated leaves that have veins and midribs: between the two zones is a band bearing the engraved inscription EVHERIVIVAS, followed by a twig or palm-branch motif . At the shoulder is a raised band of beads. The body bears chased decoration in low relief. There are large upright vine leaves alternating with a vertical stem surmounted by a small disc with a cross at the top and a shallow volute motif. The leaves are elaborately engraved with ribs and veins. The base of the beaker has a marked central dimple and some lightly scratched radiating lines.
- Excavated/Findspot: Hoxne (Hoxne hoard)
- (Europe,British Isles,England,Suffolk,Hoxne (parish))
- Height: 90 millimetres
- Diameter: 34 millimetres (rim)
- Weight: 96.9 grammes
Inscription TransliterationEuheri vivas
Inscription TranslationEuherius, may you live
Inscription Comment'Vivas' inscriptions are standard good-luck inscriptions. The name may have been Eucherius or Eutherius.
On display: G49/dc23
2005-2006 25 Jul-13 Jan, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
2005 12 Feb-26 Jun, Newcastle, Hancock Museum, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
2004-2005 1 Oct-15 Jan, Manchester Museum, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
2004 30 Apr-21 Sep, Cardiff, National Museums & Galleries of Wales, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
2003-2004 21 Nov-14 Mar, London, BM, Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past
1997 6-26 Jan, London, Christies, Treasures for Everyone: Saved by the National Art Collections Fund
1994-1995 Oct-Jan, Ipswich Museum, The Hoxne Treasure
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- T304 (Treasure number)
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Object reference number: BCB90830
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