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Roman Ribbed Glass Bottle, 1st-2nd Century AD

Translucent, pale green glass with seven vertical ribs along the piriform body.

Small constriction at the join to the cylindrical neck. The flared mouth with inward folded rim. Standing on a rounded base.

The surface with areas of silvery iridescence.

Similar bottles are commonly found in Roman Period funerary contexts and sometimes referred to as lacrimaria – tear containers.

Other denominations like unguentaria (oil container) or balsamaria (balsam container) reflect alternative assumptions about their use.

Two small fragments on the neck fixed. Fine condition with appealing iridescense.

H. 11 cm (4.3 in)

Swiss private collection Edgar A. Mills, prior to 1956.

480 USD

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