Phiale

The only gold vessel to have been discovered from Thonis-Heracleion. It was found beneath construction blocks at the Amun/Heracles temple area. Phialai were shallow dishes used throughout the Hellenistic world both for drinking and pouring libation which was the most frequent form of sacrifice in the ancient world. Phialai, especially in gold, were also used as diplomatic gifts.

Discovery of the phiale
Inspecting the phiale
Phiale
The Phiale displayed at exhibition in Philadelphia, USA