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Silver and society in late antiquity : functions and meanings of silver plate in the fourth to seventh centuries

Author: Ruth E Leader-Newby
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The hoards of late antique silver - Mildenhall, Thetford, Sevso - discovered since the middle of the 20th century have aroused much interest. This text uses an analysis of the history of silver to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth E Leader-Newby
ISBN: 0754607283 9780754607281
OCLC Number: 51879088
Description: xii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: the significance of silver --
1. The emperor's gifts: the Missorium of Theodosius and imperial largitio --
2. Sacred silver: from patera to paten --
3. Representing myth in late antique silver: the role of paideia --
4. The persistence of paideia: the David Plates and the transformation of the secular in early Byzantium.
Responsibility: Ruth E. Leader-Newby.

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