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Late Roman Imperial Period Glassware

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Late Roman Imperial Period Glassware

Bowl
Height: 5 cm, Diameter of Rim: 9 cm.
Found in Milas.
Light green, almost colourless, transparent glass, made by free-blowing. Has a plain round fire-polished rim, with a slight concavity just below the rim, a cylindrical body, a concave bottom and a well-defined base ring. There are some air bubbles in the glass. There is weathering on the exterior surface.
Date: The Late Roman Imperial Period, 4th -5th century AD.
Similar Examples: C.Isings, 1957, p.113, form 96a; M.Stern, 1977, p.127, Nr.41, Pl.4; R.Sunkowski, 1948, p.289-298.

Bowl with Base
Height: 5.5 cm, Diameter of Rim: 13 cm.
Found in Marmaris.
Light greenish-yellow, transparent glass, made by free-blowing. Has a round, thick rim that was turned out and then in, and then flared outward, and a body which tapers down to a much narrower base. The bottom is pressed onto a flat surface. The base was made separately and attached, like a ring, to the rest of the bowl. There is weathering on the exterior surface.
Date: The Late Roman Imperial Period, 4th -5th century AD.
Similar Examples: D.B.Harden, 1936, p.47, Pl.1/8; D.B.Harden, 1988, p.99, fig.41, shape 8/2.; C.Lightfoot, 1989, p.99, fig.72.

Flask
Height: 14.5 cm, Diameter of Belly: 9.4 cm, Diameter of Rim: 4.2 cm.
Origin unknown.
Very light greenish-yellow, transparent glass, made by free-blowing. Has an unfinished, cut rim, a funnel-shaped neck an indented shoulder, a perfectly globe-shaped body, and a flattened concave bottom. The rim has an elliptical shape. The flask has thin walls and is decorated by wheel-cutting. There is a set of vertical bands around the neck and four sets of parallel double-cuts on the body. There is weathering and encrustation on the exterior surface.
Date: The Late Roman Imperial Period, 3rd-4th century AD.
Similar Examples: C.Lightfoot, 1989, p.93, nr. 49, Pl.10/2; C.Isings, 1957, p.122, form 104b; Ü.Canav, 1985, p.60, fig.85; A.von Saldern, 1980, p.23, fig.131: C.Lightfoot, 1992, p.123, fig.70.

Globular Flask
Height: 12.5 cm, Diameter of Belly: 8.4 cm, Diameter of Rim: 3.5 cm.
Origin unknown.
Very light green, transparent glass, made by free-blowing. Has a wheel-cut, unfinished rim, a funnel-shaped neck, an indented shoulder, a globular body, and a small, slightly concave bottom. There are several sets of horizontal bands on the neck and body. There are a few air bubbles in the glass. There is beige-colored weathering and dullness on some spots of the exterior surface.
Date: The Late Roman Imperial Period, 3rd-4th century AD.
Similar Examples: C.Lightfoot, 1989, p.93, nr. 49, Pl.10/2; C.Isings, 1957, p.122, form 104b; Ü.Canav, 1985, p.60, fig.85; A.von Saldern, 1980, p.23, fig.131; C.Lightfoot, 1992, p.123, fig.70.

Globular Flask (Gutturnium)
Height: 17.3 cm, Diameter of Body: 10.5 cm.
Origin unknown.
Light green, transparent glass, made by free-blowing. Has a cut-decorated and unfinished simple rim, a straight cylindrically candle-shaped neck with a well-defined node on the lower section, a globular body and a slightly concave bottom. The flask has some fine lines of decorative work on its body. There is severe weathering, encrustation and dullness over the entire exterior surface.
Date: The Late Roman Imperial Period, 3rd-4th century AD.
Similar Examples: C.Lightfoot, 1989, p.99, nr.74, fig.7/3; C.Isings, 1957, p.122, form 103; C.Lightfoot, 1992, p.162, fig.100 and 160, fig.98; Beat Rutti, 1991, p.130, fig.2599 form AR 154.1.

Flask
Height: 14.8 cm, Diameter of Belly: 8.5 cm, Diameter of Rim: 3.8 cm.
Origin unknown.
Very light green, transparent glass, made by free-blowing. Has a thick round rim, a funnel-shaped neck which widens as it descends, a globular body with a swollen belly, and inverted base ring. There is an embellishment ring of the same color around the neck and very fine cut-decoration on the body. There is pinkish oxidation on the exterior surface. There is some weathering and dullness.
Date: The Late Roman Imperial Period, the 3rd-4th century AD.
Similar Examples: C.Lightfoot, 1992, p.129, fig.76.

Flask
Height: 18.5 cm, Diameter of Body: 7.5 cm.
Origin unknown.
Light green, transparent glass, made by free-blowing. Has a rather thick round rim, a funnel-shaped neck, a long, priform body and an inverted base ring. There are eight ornamental rings of the same color as the flask around its neck. There is severe weathering on the exterior surface.
Date: The Late Roman Imperial Period, the 3rd-4th century AD.
Similar Examples: Ü.Canav, 1985, p.56, fig.76; D.B.Harden, 1988, p.146, photo 74; M.Stern, 1977, p.55, nr.14, Pl.11; Sook Lee, 1988, p.283, fig.4.

Flask
Height: 17 cm, Diameter of Body: 7 cm.
Origin unknown.
Light yellow, transparent glass, made by free-blowing. Has a plain, folded-in rim with a slightly swollen edge, a funnel-shaped neck, a long, priform body and an inverted base-ring. There are four decorative indentations regularly spaced around the body. There is severe weathering, dullness and encrustation on the exterior surface.
Date: The Late Roman Imperial Period, the 3rd-4th century AD.
Similar Examples: M.Stern, 1989, p.600, photo 5.

Flask
Height: 16.2 cm, Diameter of Body: 10 cm.
Found in Marmaris.
Very light blue-green, transparent glass, made by free-blowing. Has a plain, round, cut rim, a funnel-shaped neck which tapers down to a bi-conical body with a swollen belly. It has an inverted, tubular-shaped base-ring. There are decorative indentations on all four sides of the flask. Approximately one-quarter of the body is broken. There is weathering on the exterior surface.
Date: The Late Roman Imperial Period, the 3rd-4th century AD.
Similar Examples: G.Platz Horster, 1976, p.85, fig.170.

Bottle
Height: 9.5 cm, Diameter of Rim: 6.1 cm.
Found in the excavations of the Yassıada Shipwreck, Bodrum. Excavation inventory number: RW 220 1969.
Yellow, transparent glass, made by mold-blowing followed by free-blowing. Has a plain round rim that was folded in and then out, and a thick, cylindrical neck with concave edges. A ribbon of glass the same color as the bottle encircles the lower part of the neck. There are vertical raised relief ribbing ornamention on the priform body. It has a flattened, slightly concave bottom.
Date: The Late Roman Imperial Period, 4th century AD.
Similar Examples: G.F.Bass and F.van Doorninck, 1975, p.28, Pl.3, fig.37.