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- Welford Cup
Standing Cup or "font cup" (The Welford Cup); silver; with inscription around rim; inside bowl decorated with circular punch marks; trumpet foot.
- Made in: London
- (Europe,British Isles,England,London)
- Height: 100 millimetres
- Diameter: 106 millimetres (max. diameter)
- Diameter: 89 millimetres (max. diameter of base)
Inscription ContentVERBVM*DOMINE*MANET*IN ETERNV
Inscription TranslationThe word of the Lord endures forever.
Inscription CommentLondon 1518.
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription CommentHeart in a cartouche.
Would originally have had a cover and have been used as a grace cup. See also the ROCHESTER TAZZAS and a number of other font cups listed in Glanville, for which see bibliography.
Gallery Label, Gallery 46, Case 6, August 2005:
Cup, Silver, London, 1518-9
This is one of a type known as a ‘font’ cup, a ceremonial drinking cup engraved with a grace to be said at a meal. They were intended for domestic, and often communal, use at the dining table.
Found in 1968 at Welford, Northamptonshire, this cup was acquired by the British Museum under the laws of Treasure Trove.
Base and bowl damaged.
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Object reference number: MCT14703
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