One of the most spectacular late Roman hoards is the Sevso Treasure. This was deposited within a few decades of the year 400, but nobody knows where. The name comes from the largest dish, which is inscribed:
- Hec Sevso tibi durent per saecula multa
- Posteris ut prosint vascula digna tuis
- May these, O Sevso, yours for many ages be
- Small vessels fit to serve your offspring worthily.
Whoever turns out to own the treasure, it is certainly a spectacular sign of the wealth of the late Roman elite, and their devotion to the classical artistic tradition.