The Mildenhall Treasure is a large hoard of 34 masterpieces of Roman silver tableware from the fourth century AD, by far the most valuable Roman objects artistically and by weight of bullion in Britain. It was found at West Row, near Mildenhall, Suffolk, in 1942, it includes the Great Dish which weighs over 8 kg. The collection is on view in the British Museum because of its immense importance and value, replicas are on show in the local museum at Mildenhall; the hoard was discovered while ploughing in January 1942 by Gordon Butcher, who removed it from the ground with help from Sydney Ford, for whom he was working at the time. Many details of the discovery remained uncertain, not least, they did not at first recognise the objects for what they were, though Ford collected ancient objects. Ford cleaned the pieces and displayed them in his house, using some of them as daily utensils and some, such as the Great Dish, on special occasions with the family. Ford declared the hoard to the authorities in 1946 after a knowledgeable friend had seen them in his home.
An inquest was held in the summer of that year, when the find was declared "treasure trove" and acquired by the British Museum in London. Academic opinion at the time was reluctant to believe that such fine-quality Roman silver could have been used in Roman Britain, so there were many imaginative rumours and doubts that this was a genuine British find at all; the numerous well documented discoveries of high-quality Roman material in recent decades, including the Hoxne Hoard, have set all such doubts to rest. More Richard Hobbs drew the attention of the academic world to the importance of the partly-fictional account by Roald Dahl, has addressed the issues surrounding the actual finding. In Dahl's version of events, subsequently confirmed by Ford's grandson, Ford was aware of the significance of the find, but could not bear to part with the treasure, he kept it and restored it in secret, but two of the spoons left out on display were seen by an unexpected visitor, Dr. Hugh Fawcett. Ford and Butcher were awarded £1000 each as finders, although not the full ex gratia reward since the find had not been reported.
The Mildenhall find was placed on show in its entirety in the British Museum as soon as the necessary registration and conservation work had been completed following its acquisition in 1946, it has remained a permanent feature of the museum's Romano-British gallery since, with occasional loans of some pieces to special exhibitions both within the museum and elsewhere. John W. Brailsford promptly published the first brief, summary catalogue of the find, successive revised editions of this booklet were published in 1955 and 1964. A somewhat fuller, though still brief, study by Kenneth S. Painter came out in 1977.. The most striking object in the treasure, the Great Dish has been illustrated and mentioned in countless publications, including a major paper on late Roman "picture plates". A detailed study of the treasure has been published by the British Museum; the treasure consists of silver tableware of types current in the 4th century, was concealed at some time in that century. Most of the objects are comparatively large, all are of high-quality workmanship.
The hoard consists of two large serving platters, two small decorated serving plates, a deep fluted bowl, a set of four large decorated bowls, two small decorated bowls, two small pedestalled dishes, a deep flanged bowl with a deep, domed cover, five small round ladles with dolphin-shaped handles, eight long-handled spoons The Great Dish, which measures 605 mm in diameter and weighs 8256 g, is the outstanding piece. The decoration, worked by chasing from the front, is in three concentric zones. In the centre, the head of a marine deity Oceanus, the personification of the ocean, is shown full-face, with a beard made of seaweed and dolphins emerging from his hair; this portrait is surrounded by a narrow inner frieze of decoration populated by nereids and other mythical and natural sea-creatures, while the deep outermost zone carries imagery of the Bacchic thiasos, the dancing, music-making and drinking revels of the god Bacchus. More the triumph of Bacchus over Hercules is depicted. Hercules is supported by two helpful satyrs.
Bacchus himself appears with his panther and Silenus at the'12 o'clock' position on the circle in relation to the orientation of the Oceanus head, so that in most illustrations of the dish, he is seen upside-down at the top of the picture. The god Pan appears in the composition and brandishing his pan-pipes, as do several dancing Maenads, the female devotees of Bacchus, satyrs; the entire design is traditionally pagan, is superbly executed. Two small plates are decorated in the same style as the Great Dish: one shows the god Pan, playing his pipes, a maenad playing the double flute, the other shows a dancing satyr with a dancing maenad. Both of these small dishes have scratched graffiti in Greek on their undersides: eutheriou, meaning' of Eutherios'. Both have a bold beaded edging, as does the Great Dish itself and several other items in the assemblage. Another large, flat serving platter is
Attica Central School District is in the town of Attica, New York which has a population of 7,000. This school has around 120 students in a graduating class each year. School hours are from 8:20 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. in the high school and 8:10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the elementary schools. Attica's Athletic Department participates in softball, football, cross country and field, tennis, swimming, cheerleading and hockey. Sports schedules are posted on atticacsd.org. The school's mascot is the Attica Blue Devil. Band: The Attica High school band consists of a variety of musical instruments, makes numerous trips; the band has been to Tampa Bay, Orlando, Toronto, Canada, Pasadena and Washington, D. C; the band performs throughout Wyoming County fairs. They have won numerous awards, from local parades to national televised parades, for over forty-five years. Foreign languages: Spanish classes begin in 7th grade and can be practiced until 12th grade. One credit is given for a two-year class of Spanish in 8th grade.
For every year of Spanish in high school, one credit is received. French is no longer a language to study. Art: Art classes begin in kindergarten and can be taken until 12th grade. Home economics: Home economics is taken in 7th grade and lasts for two quarters. Learning to cook is the main goal but sewing and basics are taught as well. Health: Health is a required credit and is taken in 10th grade, it is a full year course and one credit is earned after completing the class. Technology: In 8th grade technology education is provided and is an all year course; the maximum credit is one. Ed Foundations: In 9th grade, "Ed Foundations" is taught to the students, which includes computer system operation and alcohol and drug awareness. One credit is given and it is a full year course. Attica Central School District
Uncut Gems is a 2019 American crime thriller film directed by Josh and Benny Safdie, who co-wrote the screenplay with Ronald Bronstein. The film stars Adam Sandler as Howard Ratner, a Jewish jeweler and gambling addict in New York City's Diamond District, who must retrieve an expensive gem he purchased to pay off his debts; the film stars Kevin Garnett, Idina Menzel, Lakeith Stanfield, Julia Fox, Eric Bogosian. Filming took place from September to November 2018; the original score was composed by Daniel Lopatin. Uncut Gems had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on August 30, 2019, it entered into a limited release in the United States on December 13, 2019, before a wide release on December 25, by A24. The film received critical acclaim, with its screenplay, editing, Sandler's performance and Darius Khondji's cinematography receiving much of the praise, it was chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of 2019, with Sandler winning the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead.
It became A24's highest-grossing film domestically with $50 million. In 2010, Ethiopian Jewish miners retrieve a rare black opal from the Welo mine in Africa. In 2012, gambling addict Howard Ratner runs a jewelry store in New York's Diamond District, he struggles to pay off gambling debts, including the $100,000 he owes to his loan shark brother-in-law Arno. His domestic life is split between his estranged wife Dinah, who has agreed to divorce him after Passover, his mistress Julia, who works at his store. Basketball player Kevin Garnett visits the shop. Howard has ordered the Ethiopian opal and plans to auction it for an estimated price of $1,000,000, he shows the opal to Garnett, who becomes obsessed with it, insisting on holding onto it for good luck at his game that night. Howard reluctantly agrees. Howard places a bet on Garnett playing extraordinarily well in that night's game. Howard wins the lucrative bet, but is ambushed at his daughter's school play by Arno and his bodyguards and Nico.
Arno reveals. Phil and Nico strip Howard naked and lock him in the trunk of his car, forcing him to call Dinah for help. Howard calls his employee Demany, at a party hosted by The Weeknd. Demany tells him that Garnett still has the opal; when he finds Julia and The Weeknd together in a nightclub bathroom, Howard demands that she move out of his apartment. After an awkward Passover dinner, Howard asks Dinah to take him back. Garnett returns the opal and offers to purchase it for $175,000, but Howard refuses, given the larger appraisal. Just before the auction starts, Howard discovers the opal has been appraised for less than his estimate, he convinces his father-in-law, Gooey, to bid on the gem to drive up the price, but the plan backfires when Garnett bows out early and Gooey wins. Arno and Nico confront Howard outside the auction house and assault him. At the shop, Julia finds Howard sobbing, they repair their relationship. Howard is informed; as soon as Garnett buys it, Howard decides to bet all the money on Garnett's game that night.
He has Julia board a helicopter to Mohegan Sun, narrowly escaping Arno and Nico, who have come to collect. The thugs threaten Howard; the three attempt to pursue her. Howard and the group watch the game on TV, Howard wins over $1.2 million. Howard frees the trio from the mantrap. Phil, shoots him dead. Arno protests and tries to escape. Julia leaves Mohegan Sun with the winnings, while Dinah calls the police to the shop, offended at finding Howard naked in the trunk days earlier; the movie ends with Nico looting the store. Adam Sandler as Howard Ratner, a Jewish-American Diamond District jeweler, addicted to gambling Lakeith Stanfield as Demany, Howard's assistant, who recruits clients Julia Fox as Julia, Howard's employee and girlfriend Kevin Garnett as himself, a power forward for the Boston Celtics Idina Menzel as Dinah Ratner, Howard's wife Eric Bogosian as Arno, Howard's brother in law and a loan shark Judd Hirsch as Gooey, Howard's father-in-law Keith Williams Richards as Phil, Arno's quick-tempered henchman Jonathan Aranbayev as Eddie Ratner, Howard's older son Noa Fisher as Marcel Ratner, Howard's daughter Abel Tesfaye as himself, a then-rising R&B star better known as The Weeknd Mike Francesa as Gary, Howard's bookie Jacob Igielski as Beni Ratner, Howard's younger son Wayne Diamond as Wayne, a wealthy gambler who takes a liking to Julia Josh Ostrovsky as Noah Benjy Kleiner as Aaron Pom Klementieff as Lexus Tommy Kominik as Nico Louis Arias as Buddy Keren Shemel as Elline Goldfarb Sahar Bibiyan as Ida Lana Levitin as RuthAdditionally, John Amos, Ca$h Out and Trinidad James appear as themselves.
Natasha Lyonne and Tilda Swinton have brief voice appearances as a Celtics staff member and an auction house manager, respectively. Josh and Benny Safdie conceived the film in 2009, approached Adam Sandler to star. In May 2016, it was announced that the Safdies would direct the film, from a screenplay they wrote alongside Ronald Bronstein; the film was executive produced by Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Martin Scorsese, with Elara Pictures and RT Features producing the film. In May 2017, Jonah Hill joined the cast, with Scott Rudin, Eli Bush and Sebastian Bear-McClard joining as producers, A24 distributing. In April 2018, Sandler replaced Hill. In August 2018, Eric Bogosian and Judd Hirsch joined the cast. In September 2018, Lakeith Stanfield and Idina Menzel joined, with N