A suggestion has been made that the Mildenhall Treasure be renamed as the West Row Treasure after the parish in which it was found (“Mildenhall Treasure: British Museum steps in to row over Roman hoard”, BBC News 22 February 2020).
Attic gold-figured silver plate from Thrace
I have been reading Athanasios Sideris, Theseus in Thrace: the silver lining on the clouds of the Athenian-Thracian relations in the 5th century BC (Sofia: Thrace Foundation, 2015). It includes some remarkable gold-figured silver plate from the Bojkov Collection as well as other collections in Bulgaria. The book supports my earlier research with Michael Vickers in Artful Crafts (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994).
Among the pieces that deserve to be more widely discussed:
a. Rheneia cup, Peleus hunting a stag
b. Rheneia cup, Theseus and the Marathon bull. Weight: 189.94 g. [45 dr]
c. Rheneia cup, Theseus and Skiron. Veliko Tarnovo, District History Museum, inv. 1728 P. Found in Kapinovo, near Veliko Tarnovo.
d. Kantharos, Thesus and Ariadne
e. Kantharos, Theus, Pirithous and Helen. Weight: 379.9 g.
f. Kantharos, infant Herakles with snakes. Wight: 282.4 g.
g. Phiale, Amazonomachy. Weight: 416 g.
Sideris then lists the corpus of Athenian silver plate including material from:
iii. Chernozem, near Plovdiv
iv. Chmyreva tumulus.
Other material in collections or on the market:
vi. New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art inv. 2015.260.1–2.
vii. Phoenix Ancient Art.