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Late Classical and Hellenistic Silver Plate from Macedonia$
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Eleni Zimi

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199550449

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199550449.001.0001

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(p.106) 5. Inscriptions
Late Classical and Hellenistic Silver Plate from Macedonia

Eleni Zimi

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the inscriptions on Macedonian silver vessels. It describes the location of the inscription on various silver vessels and indicates their weight and value. It studies the meaning of names or isolated letters and symbols engraved on silver vessels excavated, mostly from the Great Tumulus at Vergina and the cist-graves at Derveni. It also discusses the issues of ‘metrology’ or measurement regarding the silver vessels.

Keywords:   inscription, Macedonian silver vessels, Great Tumulus at Vergina, cist-grave, Derveni, metrology

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