NMGW-9A9D16: Detail showing leopard

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Unique ID: NMGW-9A9D16

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

This Roman cup is of high quality craftsmanship and the decorative handle depicts a leopard, with its head leaning over the rim of the vessel. The handle has been finely cast and silver inlay represents the leopard’s spots. The cup, probably of first Century AD date has a gently rounded shoulder with a slight foot at its base and has been turned finished.


The significance of the find prompted an investigation conducted by the Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust (Unpublished excavation report; GGAT report - 2003/002; project No A800), supported by Portable Antiquities and funded by Monmouthshire Museum Service. The excavation revealed a possible funerary context for the vessel, as it was associated with cremated bone and potsherds of Roman date.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Aquired by NMGW
Subsequent action after recording:


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 1
Date to: AD 99

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 100 mm
Width: 43 mm
Thickness: 87 mm
Diameter: 90 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 9th November 2002

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Identified by: Mr Mark Lodwick

Other reference numbers

Museum accession number: 2003.23H

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Cast
Decoration style: Zoomorphic

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Monmouthshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Monmouthshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Llantilio Pertholey (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO3117
Four figure Latitude: 51.847315
Four figure longitude: -3.003073
1:25K map: SO3117
1:10K map: SO31NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Aquired by NMGW
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NMGW
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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