Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

Gallo-Roman Glass Hofheim Cup

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 10, 2018

29R Hofheim Roman Glass Cup  Mid First Century H: 5cm

Remarks: This is a blown convex Roman cup with wheel-cut lines and fine horizontal scratches. The scratches may indicate that the exterior may have been lathe-polished.   Cups like this are called Hofheim cups after a Rhineland military site where over thirty examples were found.  They have also been found in Britain.

 

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