The Mildenhall Treasure: Late Roman Silver Plate from East Anglia [Paperback]

Richard Hobbs (Author)

ISBN: 9780861592005 | Published by: British Museum Press | Year of Publication: 2016 | Language: English 297p,

The Mildenhall Treasure


Discovered in Suffolk in 1942, the Mildenhall Treasure is one of the most important collections of Late Roman silver tableware from the Roman Empire, and one of the British Museum’s most iconic finds. It features some of the finest pieces of Roman craftsmanship known from throughout the Roman Empire. This book offers new perspectives on the Treasure and its significance with the wider Roman world, and is essential reading for archaeologists, historians, and those with an interest in Roman Britain.

Table of Contents

Foreword  (Neil MacGregor)
1. Introduction    
Arrangement of the Catalogue  
2. The Bacchic Platter (cat. 1)   
3. The Bacchic Plates (cats 2–3)  
4. The Niello Platter (cat. 4)   
5. The Large Flanged Bowls (cats 5–8)  
6. The Small Flanged Bowls (cats 9–10)  147
7. Flanged Bowl with Upstand and Cover (cats 11–12)  
8. The Fluted Dish (cat. 13)   
9. The Pedestalled Plates (cats 14–15)  
10. The Deep-bowled Spoons (cats 16–20)
11. The Long-handled Spoons (cats 21–8)
12. The Graffiti and Inscriptions (Roger Tomlin)
13. The Mildenhall Treasure: Technical Aspects of Construction and Decoration (Janet Lang and Michael J. Hughes)  
14. The Mildenhall Treasure in a Late Roman Context
15. The Production, Circulation and Assembly of Silver Plate and the Dating of the Mildenhall Treasure
16. The Assemblage in Use and Ownership
17. The Burial of the Mildenhall Treasure (With contributions from Jude Plouviez)
18. Summary and Future Directions  
Table of Comparanda   
Illustration Credits    

Reviews & Quotes

"Fully illustrated to showcase virtually every detail of this glorious set of tableware, this insightful and detailed publication is a valuable contribution to scholarship on Romano-British silver plate."
Lucia Marchini
Current Archaeology (03/02/2017)

"...the book provides a wealth of information about the objects’ decoration, metallurgical composition and production techniques, making this the seminal publication on the Mildenhall Treasure for years to come, and a benchmark for future publications of such hoards."
Rachael Sycamore
British Archaeology (04/04/2017)

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