Keys to the Past

Silver cup from the River Tyne (Bywell)

A silver cup was discovered in 1760 by a fisherman at Bywell. The cup measured 4 inches high and was inscribed 'Desidera Vivas' on its rim. It is thought that the cup may have been washed down river from Corbridge where other Roman silver vessels have been discovered. The cup is now lost.

Reference number:N10066
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Bywell


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