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.
Some experts have suggested the general Lupicinus, who was sent from Gaul by the pagan Emperor Julian in 360AD to quell barbarian attacks in Britain.
Could the Great Dish have been a gift from the emperor himself?
History tells of considerable unrest, Saxon pirates were menacing southeastern Britain from the sea.