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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 4th century
  height:  6.0 cm
  width:   5.2 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 28.63 grams
 

Nice pale olive-green colored  bottle with impressed neck common for this period.  Complete and fully intact. 

$75.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 3rd-4th century
  height:  6.9 cm
  width:   5.5 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 39.53 grams 

Another nice pale olive-green bottle, this one with a bulbous base and slender, twisted neck.

$75.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2nd-3rd century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 3rd-4th century
  height:  6.3 cm
  width:   4.3 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 24.52 grams

This petite piece has golden highlights throughout its patina.  Underlying glass is pale green.  A patch of the patina has been removed or was eroded while underground showing some nice iridescence on the glass itself.

$60.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 4th-5th century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 3rd-4th century
  height:  7.5 cm
  width:   5.9 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 36.89 grams

Excellent bulbous vase with round base, slender neck and rolled lip.  Milky pale green glass with minor encrustation present. 

$55.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2nd-3rd century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 3rd-4th century
  height:  7.1 cm
  width:   6.0 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 64.26 grams

Nice heavy pale-green piece with textured exterior, wider throat and rolled lip.  An excellent example of this common Roman style.

$55.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 4th century
  height:  7.0 cm
  width:   5.5 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 27.89 grams

Later style with thin textured exterior and slightly rolled lip.  This piece is about the same size as the previous example but half the weight.  Upon careful examination, there appears to be a stable internal crack at the widest point, probably due to contact at one point in its past.

$50.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 3rd-4th century
  height:  8.2 cm
  width:   6.4 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 66.47 grams  

A nice heavy piece of blue/dark-olive color with rolled lip and smooth surfaces.

$75.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 3rd-4th century
  height:  7.0 cm
  width:   5.3 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 21.82 grams

Delicate tan bottle with evenly-spaced vertical inclusions along the external surface.  Thinly rolled lip completes this nice piece.

$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: 22.35 grams 

Distinctive upward swirling pattern blown into this nice olive green piece.

$75.00

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