Photograph of seven thin sheets of gold stamped with images of a figure holding a shield and spear
Gold Roman Votive Plaques
Found in a hoard of 26 Roman objects, these votive 'leaf' plaques made of thin sheets of precious metal. These seven are made of gold; 12 others were found made of silver. Several show figures holding a shield and spear and are assumed to be Minerva. Other are dedicated to the goddess Senuna, a previously unknown local Roman goddess.
The British Museum and The Portable Antiquities Scheme
A hoard of twenty-six Roman gold and silver objects, comprising gold jewellery, a hollow silver figurine, two silver model arms, and nineteen votive 'leaf' plaques of thin sheet-metal (seven of gold, twelve of silver alloy).
© The Trustees of the British Museum and The Portable Antiquities Scheme