Plate with Bacchic scene, 4th century, Roman Britain. Silver. The British Museum. © Trustees of the British Museum

The Mildenhall Treasure: Fine Dining in Roman Britain



The Mildenhall Treasure is the only set of Roman silver tableware to survive from Roman Britain. Richard Hobbs of the British Museum discusses its intriguing discovery at the height of World War II, its Bacchic decoration, and its burial during the final decades of Rome’s control of Britain. Complements the exhibition Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville. Free; a ticket is required.

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