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bowl

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1946,1007.10

  • 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, the inner rotating anti-clockwise, the outer clockwise. 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: 170.5 millimetres
    • Height: 57 millimetres
    • Weight: 627 grammes
    • Diameter: 64.8 millimetres (foot-ring)
    • Height: 8.5 millimetres (foot-ring)
    • Volume: 309.6 millilitres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        on base inside footring
      • Inscription Language

        Latin
      • Inscription Content

        I L X I symbol
      • Inscription Transliteration

        I l(ibra) XI (unciae)
      • Inscription Translation

        1 pound, 11 (ounces)
      • Inscription Comment

        Corresponds to the actual vessel weight.
  • Bibliography

    • Painter 1977a bibliographic details
    • Hobbs 2008 bibliographic details
    • Hobbs 2016 cat. 10 bibliographic details
    • Hobbs & Jackson 2010 p. 151, fig. 121 bibliographic details
    • Roman Britain 1964 p. 40 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G49/dc22

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1946

  • Acquisition notes

    Found while ploughing, 1942

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1946,1007.10

Silver flanged bowl; beaded rim; flange ornamented with foliage design in relief, including three birds and two rabbits; interior fluted, central medallion with lobed pattern. Before conservation, April 2007.

Silver flanged bowl; beaded rim; flange ornamented with foliage design in relief, including three birds and two rabbits; interior fluted, central medallion with lobed pattern. Before conservation, April 2007.

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