Beaker Commemorating the Isthmian Games

Photograph of a silver and gold beaker, richly decorated with figures in raised relief.

Beaker Commemorating the Isthmian Games

Description:
Medium:
Silver and gold
Dimensions:
H. 12.6 cm; Diam. 10.3 cm (Diam. of foot 4.7 cm)
Context:
Berthouville, France
Date:
Roman, 1–100 CE
Inventory Number:
inv. 56.10
Lender:
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
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The Latin inscription incised at the base of the beaker, immediately below decorative field on the outside, reads:

MERCVRIO AVGVSTO Q DOMITIVS TVTVS EX VOTO

Translation: To Augustan Mercury, Quintus Domitius Tutus (gave this) in fulfillment of a vow.