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Segedunum Backworth Hoard on Display
#1
I am not sure if this topic should have been in events but I have posted it here to let others who may have the chance to go see this fantastic treasure.
It is now on display and will be until the 15th of September.
Brian Stobbs
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#2
Here are a couple of pictures of the Hoard for those who may not have the chance of seeing this, and it might also be added that Backworth may have had a fortlet on the 255 line discovered by the late Raymond Selkirk.


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#3
That is some gorgeous stuff! I'm often amazed at how complex the designs were on some of the metalwork, even the "day to day" cooking gear, etc. In our modern drive for low prices and mass production, we have lost much of the craftsmanship that was common in the ancient cultures. Pity.
M. Demetrius Abicio
(David Wills)

Saepe veritas est dura.
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#4
David.
That Patera is of course a donative item to the Mother goddesses by a Fabius Dubitatus, here is a closer picture of it where we see there is gold inlay put into the handle.


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#5
I was brought up in Backworth and will hope very much to see this at Segedunum.
Moi Watson

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Merlot in one hand, Cigar in the other; body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming "WOO HOO, what a ride!
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#6
I'm amazed at how many intricately designed pateras there are...
Silver ones, inlaid ones.....all fantastic works of art.
Visne partem mei capere? Comminus agamus! * Me semper rogo, Quid faceret Iulius Caesar? * Confidence is a good thing! Overconfidence is too much of a good thing.
[b]Legio XIIII GMV. (Q. Magivs)RMRS Remember Atuatuca! Vengence will be ours!
Titus Flavius Germanus
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#7
Byron.
That is very true for here is the handle of another from the BM that was found at Capheaton in Northumberland, sadly most of this hoard was chopped up into bits by the workmen who found it back in the 19th century.


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#8
Thanks Brian, these must all have been high status pieces,
Interesting the one from Segedunum is a votive offering. A sign of wealth by any standards
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Visne partem mei capere? Comminus agamus! * Me semper rogo, Quid faceret Iulius Caesar? * Confidence is a good thing! Overconfidence is too much of a good thing.
[b]Legio XIIII GMV. (Q. Magivs)RMRS Remember Atuatuca! Vengence will be ours!
Titus Flavius Germanus
Batavian Coh I
Byron Angel
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