Dish

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 317


Dimensions

Height: 3.8 cm Diameter: 16.5 cm Weight: 315 grams

Accession Number

1970.568

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Edward J. and Mary S. Holmes Fund