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The rare example of 16th century East Anglian silver carries Norwich assay marks for 1567 (just two years after the first Norwich hallmarks appeared) and a flatfish or butt that is a pun on the name of the maker Thomas Buttell (fl. c.1564-after 1570).

The inscription to the cup reads
For The Tovn of Ryps and Bastwyc.
Anyone with information should contact PC Pearce of Norfolk Constabulary on
01953 424242 quoting crime reference number 665/05.