On a bitter January afternoon in 1943, during the dark days of World War II, ploughman Gordon Butcher unearthed a big metal dish at West Row. In the fading light Ford stuffed the finds into a sack and took them home. Ford had one of his workmen straighten them out, then he put them on the mantelpiece.He fetched his boss, Sydney Ford, an agricultural engineer who collected local antiquities. As snow began to fall, they dug out more dishes, bowls and spoons. After the war, a chance visitor realised that Ford’s ‘pewter’ was really Roman silver. The hoard was declared Treasure Trove on July 1st 1946 and became Crown property.Its high, domed cover, decorated with leaves and a frieze of wild animals and human heads, originally belonged to another bowl.
We can only guess what disasters kept them from recovering their goods.Our authentic replicas give an idea of the scope and splendour of this magnificent collection. At 60.5cm (almost 2ft) in diameter, it weighs 8.256kg (over 18 pounds). singles in deiner nähe Bremen Its finely executed reliefs show a band of dancing, drunken revellers including Hercules, Pan, and Bacchus, the god of wine. The face of a sea-god (Neptune or Oceanus) stares out from the centre.History tells of considerable unrest, Saxon pirates were menacing southeastern Britain from the sea.Pictish and Scottish marauders were harassing the province from the north.
My favourite TV shows: Community, Family Guy, American Dad, The Office (US), 30 Rock, Law & Order: SVU, The Mentalist, House.My favourite movies: The Lord of the Rings, The Pirates of the Caribbean, The Matrix, The Hangover, The Losers, Inception, Love Actually.Two smaller platters, probably from the same workshop, bear similar themes of revelry.Another large dish, 55.6cm (almost 22 inches) across, has intricate, engraved, geometric designs picked out with black niello (silver sulphide) inlay.I like action/thriller movies, comedies, and some rom-coms.
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Newspapers speculated that the find was worth £50,000, a huge sum for the time. Because Ford delayed reporting the find, they did not receive the full market value.
The Treasure was acquired by the British Museum where it can be seen to this day.
When spectacular finds are not reported straight away, people get suspicious and rumours start.
A small Roman building with under floor heating once stood near the find-spot, but is that just a coincidence?