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Patera

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Patera (Latin patera) — a wide and deep vessel, resembling a ladle or frying pan, used in antiquity during rituals, in everyday life and in campaigns. It was made of metal or ceramic. Found metal paters often have a handle and resemble modern scoops.

Paters were usually made of non-ferrous metals or alloys containing copper, silver or gold. Often the inside was tinned. Paters could be richly decorated with coinage, carved patterns and covered with precious metals.

Silver patera. 17 cm, weight 133 gr. Found in Britain. It was stored in Paris, but was stolen, certificate number 10357-168736. 2-3 century AD.
Iron patera. 23.8 cm. Weight-258 g. Found in the British Isles. 1-2 century AD
Bronze patera. Hermitage, St. Petersburg, 1-2 century AD

Related topics

Ancient military campaigns, Situla

Gallery

Silver patera from the treasure on Kerntnerstrasse, found in 1945, Vienna. 2nd century AD
Silver patera from the treasure on Kerntnerstrasse, found in 1945, Vienna. 2nd century AD
Silver patera from the treasure on Kerntnerstrasse, found in 1945, Vienna. 2nd century AD
Bronze patera. Capua. Diameter - 22 cm. The Hermitage Museum. # gr-5093. Entered in 1873. Mid-1st century AD
Bronze patera. University of Nottingham Museum. 1-3 century AD
Silver patera. Dimensions 7.4 x 20.6 x 11.2 cm. Metropolitan Museum of Art. 200-300 AD