Greek Marble Font

Situated outside the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Sandringham is  an interesting ancient Greek marble font.

This was brought from the Island of Rhodes in 1886 by the Duke of Edinburgh for his brother, the Prince of Wales, and is very probably of the ninth century. There is a Greek inscription around the upper rim which, translated, reads: ‘In the treasureship of Cyriacus, a deacon and Calvinus (the) humble this work was executed; and may the Lord preserve those that erect it. Amen‘*

*From the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Sandringham guide book

4 Comments CherryPie on May 24th 2023

4 Responses to “The Greek Font”

  1. What an interesting and fascinating font. So old.

  2. Oh so deep, one can easily have a bath inside, I guess? ;)