Silver Patera (Saucepan-Shaped Vessel)

Date: 200–300

Culture: Late Roman

Medium: Silver

Dimensions: Overall: 2 15/16 x 8 1/8 x 4 7/16 in. (7.4 x 20.6 x 11.2 cm)

Classification: Metalwork-Silver

Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1947

Accession Number: 47.100.29

Description

This patera was found with a silver dish and several Roman coins on the site of an ancient Roman temple, suggesting it may have been used for ceremonial purposes. The inscribed name on the handle may refer to the maker of the piece.

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