Hoard of vessels by Unknown Artist

This is the first hoard of its type found in Wiltshire and consists of three trullei or shallow handled bowls and two strainer bowls.


Copper alloy
From 8.5 cm x 27.5 cm to 11.5 x 36.1 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,125 ( Total: £3,000)
Acquired in:
A W Neish & P A Bancroft

It includes the first example of a trulleus manufactured by the 1st century Pompeian workshop of Publicus Cipius Polybius. The hoard, which is of great academic interest, adds significantly to the designated archaeological collections and enhances the Roman display at Salisbury.


Discovered on the land of Mr A W Neish in Wiltshire by a metal detectorist, Mr P A Bancroft.

Venue details

The Salisbury Museum The King's House, 65 The Close, SALISBURY Wiltshire SP1 2EN 01722 332151 www.salisburymuseum.org.uk

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