Silver platter; beaded edge, rim and central medallion inlaid with niello.
- Found/Acquired: West Row
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Mildenhall,West Row)
- Diameter: 21.37 inches
- Diameter: 55.6 centimetres
- Weight: 5023 grammes
This platter is not much smaller than the Great Dish, but its decoration belongs to a more restrained tradition, carried out simply in engraved lines filled with niello, silver sulphide which provides a black contrast to the silver.
K.S. Painter, The Mildenhall Treasure (London, 1977)
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
7 May 1987 - 27 May 1987
Reason for analysis
Silver and niello dish from Mildenhall
See also PR00419.
Analysis materials group
- Silver & Alloys
Main type of investigation
Analysis reference number
Found while ploughing, 1942
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
Object reference number: BCB12876