Silver flanged bowl with beaded rim (66 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 78 beads, is decorated with a scene of veiled female bust facing right; the bust is likely to be a representation of Alexander's mother Olympias (see 1946,1007.7). The flange is decorated by four scenes separated by busts: the first with a single boar and a pair of wild boars separated by a tree; the seconda pair of leopards bringing down an ox, flanked by a female bust on the left and a male bust on the right; the third by a pair ofgrazing horses and nuzzling horses separated by a tree; the fourth by bears feasting on a fallen horse flanked by a female bust on the left and a male bust on the right.
- Found/Acquired: West Row
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Mildenhall,West Row)
- Diameter: 266 millimetres
- Height: 87 millimetres
- Weight: 1320 grammes
- Diameter: 89 millimetres (foot-ring)
- Height: 22 millimetres (foot-ring)
- Volume: 1069 millilitres
On display: G49/dc22
Found while ploughing, 1942
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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Object reference number: BCB12880
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