D-shaped plate integrally cast with a clasp-like collar and a suspension loop.
Vessel escutcheon by Unknown Artist, c. 50BC50AD
© Whitchurch Heritage Centre
- 11.9 x 11.2 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £900 ( Total: £900)
- Acquired in:
- Mr P Wynne and Mr D Jacques
The plate is decorated with a design of two trumpet coils which curve around a pair of circular voids giving the impression of an anthropomorphic or zoomorphic face. The curvature of the plate suggests the escutcheon was mounted on a large globular vessel such as a cauldron.
Found in 2002 by David Jacques while metal detecting in Shropshire near Wrexham on the Welsh border.
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