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Up until the 1st century AD, glass was only available to the rich.  During the first century AD, glass blowing became the method of choice and significantly reduced the thickness of the glass and the finish work required to complete a piece.  This made glass ownership affordable to all Romans.      In the picture above and the items that follow, you can see a bit of the variety produced during the 2nd, 3rd and 4th centuries AD.  From tear vials to large containers, glass items were produced in large quantities.  With prices ranging from $35 to $975, I think there is something here for any budget.  Thank you for looking.

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 2nd-3rd century
  height:  17.4 cm (almost 7 inches tall
  width:     4.9 cm (at widest point)
  weight:  47.32 grams 

Nice amphora style glass vial displayed on a custom display.  Fully intact.

Reference: Corning 694

$745.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2nd-3rd century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 2nd-3rd century
  height:   14.5 cm (almost 6 inches tall
  width:      7.0 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 100.1 grams 

Tall beaker-shaped piece, thicker glass than most pieces.  May have been used to heat the contents as the base appears to have been darkened from heating.  Fully intact but with internal stress fissures, none of which compromise the integrity of the specimen.

$325.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 4th-5th century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 4th-5th century
  height: 11.4 cm 
  width:    6.2 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 35.39 grams 

A beautiful piece of pale aqua glass, finely blown to a thin glass vial.  Fully intact.

$325.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD Roman Unguentarium Glass, ca AD 1st to 3rd century
  height:  12.45 cm 
  width:    3.915 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 33.7 grams 
 
Pale green Roman unguentarium (candlestick) glass. Stable age-related hairline cracks.  Uncleaned.

$255.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD Roman Unguentarium Glass, ca AD 1st to 3rd century
  height:  11.415 cm 
  width:    4.508 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 23.3 grams 
 
Darker green/brown glass with spots of beautiful iridescence. Fully intact.

$255.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD Roman Unguentarium Glass, ca AD 1st to 3rd century
  height:   12.375 cm 
  width:     4.966 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 35.80 grams 
 
Pale green/ light brown glass.  Lengthwise cracks on throat but appear stable. Nice shape and patina.

$255.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD Roman Unguentarium Glass, ca AD 1st to 3rd century
  height:        cm 
  width:         cm (at widest point)
  weight:       grams 
 
Pale green Roman unguentarium (candlestick) glass. Stable age-related hairline cracks.  Uncleaned.

$255.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD Roman Glass vial, ca AD 1st to 3rd century
  height:   6.62 cm 
  width:   2.03 cm (at widest point)
  weight:  5.84 grams 
 
Beautiful small glass vial. Pale green with really nice iridescence. I really like this one.

$155.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD Roman Unguentarium Glass, ca AD 1st to 3rd century
  height:   14.8 cm 
  width:      3.03 cm (at widest point)
  weight:     20.58  grams 
 
Pale green Roman unguentarium (candlestick) glass. Stable age-related hairline cracks.  Uncleaned.

$255.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD Roman Terracotta Vial, ca AD 4th-5th century
  height:   7.8 cm 
  width:    3.7 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 28.88 grams 

Very nice example of Roman terracotta vial. I know this is not glass but functionally it fit with the glass being offered.

$65.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 4th-5th century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 3rd-4th century
  height:  7.1 cm 
  width:   5.8 cm (at widest point)
  weight:   grams 

I am going to assume that this glass vial was meant to have its nozzle a bit off center to facilitate pouring.  Otherwise, this was made by an apprentice.  Fully intact.

$75.00

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