Tyne and Wear HER(911): South Shields, Herd Sands, inscribed Roman patera - Details
South Shields, Herd Sands, inscribed Roman patera
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In September 1887 this object was found at the low water mark on Herd Sands. The remains of a skillet (HER no. 912) was discovered at the same spot. This is a sacrificial patera, deep, circular and of bronze: depth 155 mm, diameter 76 mm. It lacks its handle. There is an inscription on the inner face round the base: APOLLINI. ANEXTIOMARO M.A. SAB; this is probably a dedication to Apollo Anextiomarus by M(arcus) A(ntonius) Sab(inus).
<< HER 911 >> R. Blair, et al. 1889, Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle, 2, III (for 1887-8), pp. 173-5; W.T.Watkin, Archaeological Journal, XLV, 171; F. Haverfield, 1891, Miscellanea,Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle, 2, IV (for 1889-90), pp. 272-3; T. Hodgkin, 1892, Discovery of Roman Bronze Vessels at Prestwick Carr, Archaeologia Aeliana, 2, XV, pp. 163-4; R. Mowat, W. Stokes & F. Haverfield, 1893, 2, Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle, V (for 1891-2), pp. 186-7; J.A. Petch, 1925, Roman Durham, Archaeologia Aeliana, 4, I,p. 29; L. Allason-Jones & R. Miket, 1984, The Catalogue of Small Finds from South Shields Roman Fort, Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, Monograph, No. 3.357; P.T. Bidwell, 1988, The Civilian Settlement...of the Roman Fort at South Shields; DJ Smith, 1974, Museum of Antiquities, Newcastle upon Tyne - An Illustrated Introduction, 34; D.J. Smith, 1974, Museum of Antiquities, Newcastle upon Tyne - An Illustrated Introduction, 34