Silver Vessel Handle from the Capheaton Treasure

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 25 September 2016
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This handle features a bust of Juno, below which is a seated figure of Mercury, and in the lower register, Bucchus and Ariadne. This fragment was part of a silver vessel. Some of these fragments of highly decorated silver vessels, perhaps from a temple treasure, were found in 1747 CE. All the decoration is purely Roman and depicts religious and mythological subjects. 2nd to 3rd centuries CE. From Capheaton, Northumberland, UK. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, September 25). Silver Vessel Handle from the Capheaton Treasure. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5722/silver-vessel-handle-from-the-capheaton-treasure/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Silver Vessel Handle from the Capheaton Treasure." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 25 Sep 2016. Web. 17 Sep 2021.