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017483

The Corbridge Lanx, Roman Britain, 4th century AD, From Corbridge, Northumberland. Silver platter in February 1735. It is probable that gradual erosion of the river bank was washing out part of a fourth-century silver hoard. The scene shows the god Apollo at the entrance to a shrine, holding a bow, his lyre at his feet. His twin sister Artemis (Diana), the hunter goddess, enters from the left, and the helmeted goddess with her hand raised to indicate conversation is Athena (Minerva). The two female figures in the centre are less obvious. The entire scene is clearly a shrine of Apollo.

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The Corbridge Lanx, Roman Britain, 4th century AD, From Corbridge, Northumberland. Silver platter in February 1735. It is probable that gradual erosion of the river bank was washing out part of a fourth-century silver hoard. The scene shows the god Apollo at the entrance to a shrine, holding a bow, his lyre at his feet. His twin sister Artemis (Diana), the hunter goddess, enters from the left, and the helmeted goddess with her hand raised to indicate conversation is Athena (Minerva). The two female figures in the centre are less obvious. The entire scene is clearly a shrine of Apollo.