The mildenhall treasure t he mildenhall treasure comprises over thirty items of silver tableware dating from roman britain including platters spoons goblets and bowls most of it richly decorated because of its immense value the mildenhall treasure is housed in the british museum our authentic replicas give an idea of the scope and splendour of this magnificent collection. The mildenhall treasure a large hoard of roman silver vessels of the fourth century ad is one of the most iconic finds from roman britain discovered by a farmer in the village of west row near mildenhall suffolk in 1942 it became an overnight sensation when it was first displayed at the british museum in 1946 and has since remained hugely popular. Discovered in suffolk in 1942 the mildenhall treasure is one of the most important collections of late roman silver tableware from the roman empire the objects were found during plowing near mildenhall in suffolk eastern england in january 1942 or 43 and were declared treasure trove in 1946. The roman silver pieces with pagan themes from east anglia were discovered by gordon butcher while ploughing with motor changing agricultural practices during the second world war in january 1942 the ploughman had been the one hired to do the job and he removed the treasure from the ground with help from a tractor
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