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.
Collection holder:
The British Museum and The Portable Antiquities Scheme
Collection description:
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).
Date:
250-350
Medium:
Gold
Rights:
© The Trustees of the British Museum and The Portable Antiquities Scheme
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