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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1946,1007.14

  • Description

    Silver pedestalled plate on a hemispherical base. The upper plate has a beaded rim (54 beads in total) with a flat, decorated rim inside, that steps down to a plain central section marked out with seven circular grooves. The flat rim is decorated with a chased design of two rows of semi-circles, infilled with radiating grooves. The base is a plain hemispherical bowl with a beaded rim (83 in total). The bowl has a raised flange which runs around the top of the bowl. The base is riveted to the central stem with a rosette shaped rivet; the stem itself is consists of four square-sectioned balusters, decorated with notches. Enclosed within the balusters is a solid silver spindle, with pointed conical terminals, the function of which is unclear. There are remains of solder on the stem.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 4thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 96.6 millimetres (hemispherical base)
    • Diameter: 114 millimetres (plate)
    • Height: 113.5 millimetres
    • Weight: 383 grammes
    • Volume: 154 millilitres (hemispherical base)
  • Bibliography

    • Painter 1977a bibliographic details
    • Hobbs 2008 bibliographic details
    • Hobbs 2016 cat. 15 bibliographic details
    • Hobbs & Jackson 2010 p. 150-151, 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

  • Condition

    Bowl loose on stem.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1946

  • Acquisition notes

    Found while ploughing, 1942

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1946,1007.14

Silver goblet; flattened hemispherical bowl with beaded edge; stem consists of four curved upright members around central support; broad base with beading on underside of edge and palmate ornament incised on underside of flange. Condition shots for 'Buried treasure' exhibition.

Silver goblet; flattened hemispherical bowl with beaded edge; stem consists of four curved upright members around central support; broad base with beading on underside of edge and palmate ornament incised on underside of flange. Condition shots for 'Buried treasure' exhibition.

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