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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Silver flanged bowl, hemispherical in profile, with an integrated flared foot-ring; below the upstand (the vertical rim on which the cover (1946,1007.12) sits, there is a wide hooked flanged. In the centre of the base is a foliate motif inside a wave crest border, with 16 crests running clockwise, but with one facing the other way. This encloses an eight-leafed foliate motif. The flange is edged with bead-and-reel moulding and on its upper surface is an incised continuous geometric vine-scroll pattern. This is enclosed by two lines of wave that alternate in direction, the inner scrolling clockwise, the outer anti-clockwise. The designs have all been infilled with niello, only parts of which survive.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 4thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 228 millimetres
    • Height: 191 millimetres (with cover (12))
    • Weight: 838.1 grammes
    • Diameter: 60 millimetres (foot-ring)
    • Height: 12.5 millimetres (foot-ring)
    • Volume: 1674 millilitres
    • Height: 93.2 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        Inside foot-ring
      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

      • Inscription Comment

        Possible ownership mark
  • Bibliography

    • Painter 1977a bibliographic details
    • Hobbs 2008 bibliographic details
    • Hobbs 2016 cat. 11 bibliographic details
    • Hobbs & Jackson 2010 p. 150-151, fig. 121 bibliographic details
    • Roman Britain 1964 p. 40, pl. 7.13 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G49/dc22

  • Exhibition history

    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

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Found while ploughing, 1942

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


Silver flanged bowl; raised rim to retain cover; flange ornamented with incised foliage design. Condition shots for 'Buried treasure' exhibition.

Silver flanged bowl; raised rim to retain cover; flange ornamented with incised foliage design. Condition shots for 'Buried treasure' exhibition.

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