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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Shallow silver bowl, in poor condition. Part of rim missing, and the silver is flaking. Central inscribed roundel, in the centre of an equal-armed cross running from below rim. Arms of the cross decorated with chased star motif. Central roundel contains uneven ten-petalled floral design, surrounded by decorated band. Bowl has beaded rim. One of set of ten, 1939,1010.78-87. A pair with bowl 1939,1010.80.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC-7thC(early)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 22.8 centimetres
    • Depth: 4.8 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published in:
    Michael D. J. Bintley, 2011. The Byzantine silver bowls in the Sutton Hoo ship burial and tree-worship in Anglo-Saxon England. Papers from the Institute of Archaeology 21, 34-45

  • Bibliography

    • Bruce-Mitford 1983 Figs. 61f, 80-82 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1939

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • 1939,10-10,22e (former number)


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