Shallow silver bowl. At the centre of the bowl is an inscribed roundel, placed in the centre of an equal-armed cross running from below the rim. The arms of the cross are decorated with a chased star motif. The central roundel has an eight-petalled flower design in the centre, with fine engraving inside each panel. The bowl has a beaded rim with two concentric narrow lines of engraving inside the bowl, just below the rim. Half of the beaded rim is missing. One of a set of ten, 1939,1010.78-87.
- Excavated/Findspot: Sutton Hoo, Ship-burial Mound: 1
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Suffolk,Sutton (parish),Sutton Hoo)
- Diameter: 21.5 centimetres
- Depth: 4.6 centimetres
- Weight: 243.5 grammes
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
1980 10 Mar-30 Sep, Sweden, Stockholm, Statens Historika Museum, The Vikings are Here
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- 1939,10-10,22g (former number)
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Object reference number: MCS15151
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