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A small Roman green glass ointment pot with an out turned rim and short neck widening to a truncated body. The bottle has a flattened base.


Circa 2nd-3rd Century AD.


Condition: Complete and intact, with yellow pretty encrustations and iridescence.

Height 35 mms (1.4 ins)


Purchased from UK collection of P.C. 1990-20107


For similar examples see items 172; Roman Glass and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum; John W. Hayes. See also plate E.34; Roman Glass, Reflections on Cultural Change; Stuart J. Fleming


See our blog post on Roman glass

Roman glass ointment pot with pretty iridescence

SKU: J859

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