Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

Small Hexagonal Roman Glass Bottle

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 25, 2018

R33 Date: Second to Third Century  H: 9 cm


Remark: 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 t ypes 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



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