The bronze disc is decorated with a bust of the goddess Minerva
wearing a Corinthian helmet. The owner marked this unusual object
with his name, at the edge there is graffiti: "CRISPINI MAXIMI
The original is in the Copenhagen National Museum.
The function of the disc is controversial: Was the disc the boss of a parade armour, or the chest decoration of a harness?
It is not clear where the silver-plated disc was made. The found became known at the end of the 19th century. The original was placed in the antiquities collection of the Copenhagen National Museum (Inv. No. 4758).
silver-plated bronze, diameter 22.4cm.
Beckmann 2004, 186.
Bavarian State Conservation Office – Landesstelle für die nichtstaatlichen Museen & Bavarian State Archaeological Collection with the support of the Bayerische Sparkassenstiftung