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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 - 4th century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 2nd-4th century
  height:  3.5 cm (about 1.4 inches)
  width:   5.2 cm (about 2 inches at widest point)
  weight: 30.83 grams
 

Beautiful mould-made glass cup of tan colored glass and thick smooth patina. Nice suttle texturing of glass.  Fully intact. 

$175.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 3rd-4th century
  height:  8.0 cm (about 3 1/4 inches)
  width:   3.5 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 24.59 grams 

Another nice pale olive-green vial, but this one is unusual in style with the top shaped somewhat like a pour spout.  As with the previous specimen, the outside surface of this piece is textured so that it will not be picked up by mistake. It probably contained something caustic or poisonous.

$75.00

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Roman Glass cup ca. 1st-2nd century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 1st-2nd century
  height:  4.2 cm
  width:   7.6 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 20.06 grams

A beautifully and masterfully blown cup of thin blue/green glass. Rounded lip with folded tubular flange and disk shaped base. Fully intact.

$325.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 4th-5th century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 3rd-4th century
  height:  6.5 cm
  width:   5.7 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 33.47 grams

A nice flask with bulbous base and fluted neck.  Nicely toned tan colored glass with some encrustations adhering that could probably be removed if one desired.  Personally, I like these pieces as they were found. 

$55.00

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Roman Glass cup ca. 1st-2nd century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 1st-2nd century
  height:  4.5 cm
  width:   9.3 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 62.2 grams

Blue/green hemispherical Roman cup. I have left the dirt on this piece to protect the nice iridescence. Fully intact.

$325.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 1st-3rd century
  height:  10.5 cm
  width:   3.1 cm (at widest point of base)
  weight: 11.12 grams

Roman unguentarium (candlestick) glass of pale green glass.  Uncleaned with nice patina and iridescence.  Fully intact.

$225.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 3rd-4th century
  height:  8.8 cm
  width:   4.8 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 25.05 grams  

An excellent example of a small early Roman glass pitcher.  Pale green glass with tan dirt and patina.  This 3 1/2 inch tall specimen would be the hit of any conversation.  Ask me about my mahogany and acrylic display cases for this or any of the items.

$125.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 3rd-4th century
  height:  6.1 cm
  width:   5.5 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 26.95 grams

Beautiful example of Roman glass bottle. This specimen is a darker blue/green glass with wonderful swirls.

$75.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2th-4th century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 3rd-4th century
  height:  7.2 cm
  width:   5.2 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 27.03 grams 

A creamy light tan and pale green bulbous specimen with some texturing along the middle.

$75.00

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