Small Tripod, Hildesheim Silver Treasure

This small three-legged stand is a replica of a find from the Hildesheim silver treasure. It was probably used in connection with the extensive tableware, possibly as a stand for an oil lamp or for the drinking vessels.

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Small silver tripod

This small three-legged stand is a replica of a find from the Hildesheim silver treasure. It was probably used in connection with the extensive tableware, possibly as a stand for an oil lamp or for the drinking vessels.

The design of the legs in the form of a Horus falcon with human mask, Egyptian royal crown and uraeus snake is remarkable. Like other Egyptian motifs, this style was very popular in the early imperial period.

 


The Hildsheim Silver Treasure

The Hildesheim Silver Find is a treasure ensemble comprising over 70 individual pieces that was discovered in October 1868 during military entrenchment work on a military training ground. By order of the Prussian War Ministry, the finds were sent to the Museum of Antiquities in Berlin and are still part of the Collection of Classical Antiquities of the National Museums in Berlin.

There are weight indications on many of the finds, which indicate that the silver find is only half of an ensemble that was originally twice as large. The work indicates that the finds were made in the first half of the 1st century. While some pieces are still made in the Hellenistic tradition, individual parts date to the Flavian period, which is why a deposition in the second half of the 1st century is probable.
Many of the vessels show signs of use, repairs, reworking and different owner inscriptions. 

While the finds were previously thought to be loot from the time of the Varus Battle, it is now assumed that the pieces may have found their way to Germania during the Batavian uprisings around 69 AD.

 

More Information
Delivery time 1-2 weeks
weight 0.258000
size 140mm
Era Romans
Material Silver 925
Kind of replica Special Replicas
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