A Roman flask in green glass. The flask has a wide funnel-shaped rim, and a bulbous body; standing on a flattened base, slightly inverted towards the centre.

Circa 3rd-4th century AD.


Very Fine condition: Complete and intact; a few light deposits inside.

Height 8.5 cms (3.4 ins).


Cf. Item 586; Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum; J.W. Hayes.


Glass was often the preferred material for storing the expensive oils, perfumes, and medicines which were imported from around the Roman Empire. The small constriction in the neck allowed the user carefully to pour and control the amount of liquid dispensed.

Roman green glass flask

SKU: J065
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