The ornamental details of the bowl find parallels on Roman silver from the 1st century B.C. and 1st century A.D. Compare the beaded border and band of kymation on the vessels of the "Tivoli Hoard," thought to be Republican in date, now in the Field Museum in Chicago and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (see, for example, the lanx in Chicago, no. 74 in Hill, Greek and Roman Metalware). For the form of the handles compare the vessels from the House of Menander, Pompeii, nos. 313 and 314 in Ward-Perkins and Claridge, Pompeii AD 79.
The results of metallurgical analysis performed on this piece are consistent for Roman silver of this period.