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  • Description

    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.


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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 90 millimetres
    • Diameter: 34 millimetres (rim)
    • Weight: 96.9 grammes
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

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      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Euheri vivas
      • Inscription Translation

        Euherius, may you live
      • Inscription Comment

        'Vivas' inscriptions are standard good-luck inscriptions. The name may have been Eucherius or Eutherius.
  • Bibliography

    • Bland & Johns 1993 bibliographic details
    • Johns 2010 31 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G49/dc23

  • Exhibition history

    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

  • Conservation

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  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

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  • Additional IDs

    • T304 (Treasure number)
Silver beaker and vase from the Hoxne treasure, 1994,0408,31 & 32. Condition shots for 'Buried treasure' exhibition.

Silver beaker and vase from the Hoxne treasure, 1994,0408,31 & 32. Condition shots for 'Buried treasure' exhibition.

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