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Hexagonal Roman Bottle

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 17, 2016

Hexagonal Roman Bottle

The olive-green color of this hexagonal bottle and its diminutive size make it an unusual example.  Probably made in the Second or Third Century, it differs from the later Byzantine types by its thinly blown sides and precise mold markings on the bottom.  The base of the vessel is molded in relief with six spokes radiating from a central boss, each termination with a raised dot.  It has been suggested that this type may have been made in the Western Provinces

H: 9 cm

Second to Third Century

33R Hexagonal Bottle bottom view (1)

33R Hexagonal Roman Bottle bottom view

33R Hexagonal Bottle

33R Hexagonal Roman Bottle

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  1. Hans said, on February 12, 2013 at 4:40 am

    I like this kind of bottles very much, the hexagonal form and..the color of the glass and and height of only 9 cm. Beautiful!! If you don’t like it any more John, you know my address?

    • Allaire Collection of Glass said, on February 12, 2013 at 9:02 am

      Thank you. We think it is a little gem also.


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