Silver flanged bowl with beaded rim (66 beads in total) on 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 92 beads, is decorated with a male bust facing left with Corinthian helmet and shield behind the bust; the bust is likely to represent Alexander the Great. The flange is decorated by four scenes separated by busts: the first with a male goat grazing and a pair of sheep, one a ram and the other a female, with a tree between; the second a bear chasing a pair of deer, flanked by a female bust on the left and a bearded male bust on the right; the third by a pair of goats and grazing sheep separated by a tree; the fourth by a bear bringing down a goat and another goat fleeing, separated by a tree, flanked by a female bust on the left and a satyr bust on the right.
- Found/Acquired: West Row
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Mildenhall,West Row)
- Diameter: 266 millimetres
- Height: 90 millimetres
- Weight: 1301 grammes
- Diameter: 88 millimetres (foot-ring)
- Height: 20 millimetres (foot-ring)
- Volume: 1229 millilitres
On display: G49/dc22
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
Found while ploughing, 1942
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
Silver flanged bowl; beaded rim; flange ornamented with figures of beasts, interspersed with human masks all in relief; central medallion of human head with mask. Condition shots for 'Buried treasure' exhibition.
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Object reference number: BCB12879
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