The book has been published for the permanent exhibition of the Hungarian National Museum, The Seuso Treasure. The Spleandour of Pannonia, which opened in 2019.
The exhibition and the accompanying publication presents the Seuso treasure, one of the most significant existing late Roman silver treasure, set within the cultural context of the elite and the luxury objects from the period discovered in Pannonia.
The wealthy and educated elite of the Roman Empire commissioned luxury articles of high artistic quality. Among those silver vessels which, besides impressing guests, were used to present the personality and erudition ot the host. This message is conveyed by the Seuso treasure returned to Hungary after many twists and turns of fate. Its silver vessels faithfully reflect the opulent way of life of the late imperial Pannonian elite, as well as the world of splendid villas, hunts and feasts.