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bowl

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1946,1007.6

  • Description

    Silver flanged bowl with beaded rim (67 beads in total) on a circular foot-ring. The basal medallion and the rim are decorated with raised relief made using chasing and engraving techniques. The central medallion, enclosed in a circle of 93 beads, is decorated with a scene of a female bust facing right. The flange is decorated by four scenes separated by busts: the first with a pair of grazing bulls or oxen and a pair of recumbent and standing bulls or oxen with tree and basket between; the second leopard pursing a pair of goats, flanked by a male bust on the left and a female bust on the right; the third three goats and sheep separated by a tree; the fourth by bears feasting on a boar flanked by a male bust on the left and a female bust on the right.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 4thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 269 millimetres
    • Height: 87 millimetres
    • Weight: 1271 grammes
    • Diameter: 90 millimetres (foot-ring)
    • Height: 20 millimetres (foot-ring)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        under flange
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        PXXVII - symbol II - symbol VII
      • Inscription Transliteration

        p(ondo) XXVII (scripula) II (unciae) VII
      • Inscription Translation

        By weight, 27 (pounds), 2 scruples, 7 ounces
      • Inscription Comment

        Dotted inscription
  • Bibliography

    • Painter 1977a bibliographic details
    • Hobbs 2008 bibliographic details
    • Hobbs 2016 cat. 8 bibliographic details
    • Hobbs & Jackson 2010 p. 151, fig. 121 bibliographic details
    • Roman Britain 1964 p. 40 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G49/dc22

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2003 22 Mar-12 Oct, Woodbridge, Sutton Hoo Exhibition Centre, Far Fetched Treasures

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1946

  • Acquisition notes

    Found while ploughing, 1942

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1946,1007.6

Silver flanged bowl; beaded rim; flange ornamented with figures of beasts, interspersed with human masks all in relief; central medallion of female human head. Before conservation, April 2007.

Silver flanged bowl; beaded rim; flange ornamented with figures of beasts, interspersed with human masks all in relief; central medallion of female human head. Before conservation, April 2007.

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