Danube Virtual Museum

A Paterae

Title: A Paterae
Site: Текija / Transdierna
Location/Region: Tekija, Đerdap
Chrolonology: 1 AD - 500
Museum: National Museum in Belgrade
Country: Serbia
Culture: Roman
Closer Dating: The second half of the 1st century
Material: Silver
Dimensions: R 10,7 x 7,4; L 7,4; H 4,3 cm
Production Technique: Casting, minting

Mano-Zisi Đ. 1957. Nalaz iz Tekije, Beograd

Popović I.1994. Antičko srebro u Srbiji, Beograd

Ratković D. 2007: In. Balkani, Antiche civilita tra il Danubio e l Adriatico, (eds. T. Cvjetićanin, G. Gentili, V. Krstić), Milano 2007.


Conical form paterae with a flat bottom and a ring molded rim. The walls of the dish are decorated with a series of vertically oriented ellipsoidal recess. The handle is flattened and placed horizontally compared to the recipient, with two extended regions in the form of waterfowl. The top of the handle is decorated with the head of Silenus, the mintage is framed with lions or panthers head. The rest of the handle surface is adorned with floral motifs - grape leaves, saffron and rosettes. Subsequently derived through the perforation on the handle there is a tightening ring with the spiral wound silver wire, and the inscription VALE (ri) on the front side.