The Winterton Cup by Unknown Artist

The Winterton Cup is an example of the Romano-British tradition of producing enameled vessels, a survival of Celtic tradition into the Roman period and unique within the Roman Empire.


Enamelled copper alloy
38 x 92.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£600 ( Total: £1,800)
Acquired in:
Mr Hancock

The Winterton Cup is one of a small group of enameled vessels regarded as ‘soldier’s souvenirs’ from Hadrian’s Wall. The main body of the Cup is decorated with rows of enameled squares. Though not all of the enamel survives a pattern can be identified. The coloured squares are in diagonal rows of alternating yellow, red, blue and turquoise.


Discovered by the vendor whilst metal detecting in Winterton circa 1994.

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