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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. 4th-5th century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 3rd-4th century
 height:  5.8 cm
 width:   4.4 cm (at widest point) 
 weight: 23.57 grams

Small round-based vial probably for perfume or other make-up. Fully intact but could use a careful cleaning.

$55.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 4th century
  height:  6.9 cm
  width:   6.0 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 26.80 grams
 

Nice olive-green colored  bulbous bottle with round base and flared nozzle.  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:  5.5 cm
  width:   3.7 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 23.91 grams 

Beautiful smooth patina on this petite but sturdy vial.  Complete and intact.

$75.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2nd-3rd century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 3rd-4th century
  height:  5.3 cm
  width:   4.1 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 10.46 grams

This delicate petite piece is almost clear with a hint of pale green and brown.  This was obviously made by an expert craftsman. An absolutely lovely piece.

$90.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2th-4th century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 3rd-4th century
  height:  7.8 cm 
  width:   1.8 cm (at base)
  weight: 27.56 grams

Another nice example of Roman glass bottle.  This vial is a lovely green glass with some iridescence.  Fully intact.

$105.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 3rd-4th century
  height:  7.3 cm 
  width:   2.6 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 13.55 grams

Beautiful example of Roman glass bottle. This vial has wonderful iridescence  and will be a superb addition to any fine collection.  Fully intact.

$375.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 3rd-4th century
  height:  7.2 cm
  width:   5.4 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 22.57 grams 

Gorgeous dark-green/blue bulbous bottle with rounded base, slender neck and slightly tilted mouth.  Complete and intact.

$85.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 3rd-4th century
  height:  6.1 cm
  width:   4.5 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 28.56 grams 

Clear tan glass vial with bulbous rounded base, wide throat and rolled opening.  Lip has crack extending down the neck.

$35.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 3rd-4th century
  height:  6.7 cm
  width:   5.0 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 24.58 grams 

Nice bulbous vial of pale green/tan coloration with rounded base and slender throat.  Complete and intact.

$75.00

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Roman Glass bottle ca. 2nd - 3rd century AD Roman Glass, ca AD 3rd-4th century
  height:  6.6 cm
  width:   5.1 cm (at widest point)
  weight: 27.93 grams 

Lovely olive/tan glass with rounded base, thick throat and flared mouth.  Complete and intact.

$75.00

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