The Dock Museum in Barrow-in-Furness now has on show this spectacular 2nd or 3rd century ce Roman silver bracelet
In July 2012 this fabulous Roman bracelet was found in the Dalton area by a metal detectorist. Nothing quite like this has been found in Furness before. It is a silver bracelet dating from the 2nd or 3rd century AD, when the Romans controlled “Britannia”. This wonderful object has been declared Treasure and the Dock Museum has successfully fundraised the funds to purchase it. It went on display in March [2013] in our newly-opened archaeology gallery.
In the gem stone is engraved an image of a seated Jupiter, with wreath and full-length drapery, holding a sceptre in his left hand. In his extended right hand he holds a patera above a stylised flaming altar. Both emperors and divinities are frequently depicted in Roman imagery pouring libations (offering to the gods) from a patera. Jupiter is the father of Hercules… in ancient Roman religion and myth.
More on the Dock Museum Roman bracelet here.