Plate with a Hunting Scene and Bacchic Motifs

Photograph of a silver plate with a central medallion bearing a hunting scene, surrounded by an incised Latin text. The plate's rim is decorated with animals, buildings, and other objects.

Plate with a Hunting Scene and Bacchic Motifs

Description:
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Diam. 35.5 cm
Context:
Berthouville, France
Date:
Roman, 100–225 CE
Inventory Number:
inv. 56.15
Lender:
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
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The Latin inscription incised around the medallion in the center of the plate reads:

DEO MERCVRIO KANETONNESSI G PROPERT SECVNDVS VSLM

Translation: To the god Mercury Kanetonnessis, Gaius Propertius Secundus fulfilled his vow willingly as merited.