about A.D. 317
Height: 3.8 cm Diameter: 16.5 cm Weight: 315 grams
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Commemorative dish celebrating the tenth anniversary of imperial rule of the emperor Licinius I. One of a series of cast and hammered silver bowls by an official silversmith at Naissus (Nis in Yugoslavia).
Inscription: LICINIAVGVSTESEMPERVINCAS and city stamp in outer circle. Inside central wreath: SICX/-/SICXX.
1903: said to have been found at Naissus in Yugoslavia (modern Nis); 1955: purchased by Ernst Kofler from a dealer in Vienna; E. and M. Kofler-Truniger Collection (Kunsthaus Zurich exhibition, June 7-August 2, 1964, no. 375); December 16, 1970: purchased by MFA from Ernst E. Kofler, Gesegnetmattstrasse 14, 6000 Lucerne, Switzerland
Edward J. and Mary S. Holmes Fund