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From Traprain Law, East Lothian

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Silver cover

This silver cover was found at Traprain Law in East Lothian. It was part of a hoard containing over 150 silver objects, mainly tableware, buried between 410 and 425 AD. Most of the objects were fragmentary.

The conical cover has a hollow handle, and is ornamented with parallel grooves.

The largest group of objects in the Traprain treasure was table silver, including jugs, goblets, bowls, dishes, covers and spoons. The range of styles indicate the objects were made in different workshops within the Roman empire.

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Online ID: 000-100-039-814-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.GVA 113
Date: Deposited between 410 and 425 AD
Material: Silver; conical; hollow handle encircled by parallel grooves; body encircled by three bands
Dimensions: 6.00" approx D; weight 6.30 oz
What: Cover
Where: Scotland, East Lothian, Traprain Law
Description: Conical silver cover with a hollow handle encircled by parallel grooves and the body by three bands, from Traprain Law
  • Curle, Alexander O. The treasure of Traprain. A Scottish hoard of Roman silver plate. Glasgow: Maclehose, Jackson and Co., 1923, pp. 76-7. 
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