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bowl

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1946,1007.9

  • Description

    Silver flanged bowl with beaded rim (77 beads in total) and circular foot-ring. The basal medallion and flange are decororated, as are the interior walls, with a series of tight 'S' flutings. The central medallion bears a 16-petal floral device inside a double encircling border of pellets. The flange is decorated with a continuous frieze of undulating vine scroll, forming cells that are infilled with floral, vineal and zoomorphic motifs. On the inner edge of the rim, and the outer edge inside the beads, are friezes of tightly braided guilloche, both running in a clockwise decoration. The vine scroll can be divided in to four sections by rosettes.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 4thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 169 millimetres
    • Height: 57 millimetres
    • Weight: 615 grammes
    • Height: 8.5 millimetres (foot-ring)
    • Diameter: 63.6 millimetres (foot-ring)
    • Volume: 307 millilitres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        on base inside foot-ring
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        I P II S II symbol
      • Inscription Transliteration

        I p(ondo) II s(emis) II (unciae)
      • Inscription Translation

        one (item), by weight 2 (pounds and) a half, 2 (ounces)
  • Bibliography

    • Painter 1977a bibliographic details
    • Hobbs 2008 bibliographic details
    • Hobbs 2016 cat. 9 bibliographic details
    • Hobbs & Jackson 2010 p. 150, fig. 121 bibliographic details
    • Roman Britain 1964 p. 40 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G49/dc22

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    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

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1946

  • Acquisition notes

    Found while ploughing, 1942

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1946,1007.9

Silver flanged bowl; beaded rim; flange ornamented with foliage design in relief, including bunches of grapes, bird and rabbit; interior fluted, central medallion with lobed pattern. Condition shots for 'Buried treasure' exhibition.

Silver flanged bowl; beaded rim; flange ornamented with foliage design in relief, including bunches of grapes, bird and rabbit; interior fluted, central medallion with lobed pattern. Condition shots for 'Buried treasure' exhibition.

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