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Chalice; pewter; conical foot; circular stem; shallow bowl: distorted in shape.
- Production date
Height: 88 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Comment: a chalice is a eucharistic vessel used in celebrating Mass. There are a number of pewter chalices which survive, due to the custom of burying priests with a chalice and paten. They tend to imitate silver versions in shape, but only the most impoverished of churches would have used a pewter chalice to celebrate Mass. From the mid-thirteenth century, the use of pewter chalices was in decline. 16.10.91. PSH
See also: Biddle 1990 pp. 789-799; Hatcher & Barker 1974
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2014 Feb-present, Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum, Archaeology of Wessex Gallery LT Loan
2013 Jan-Mar, London, Wellington Arch, Darwin, Pitt-Rivers and the Birth of Archaeology.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number