ANCIENT ROMAN PALE GREEN IRIDESCENT JAR
Measurements: 8.7 cm – height, 6.3 cm - width
Description: A small Roman jar in a pale green with a large globular body and a short neck and wider, stepped collar rim and flat base. This piece has the colour of ancient glass in its natural state - bluish green that resulted from the iron oxide present in the silica or the sand.
Reference: Hayes, J.W., Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in Royal Ontario Museum, 1975, no. 327.
Period: 3rd - 4th century AD
Condition: Very fine, intact. Internal encrustation and an attractive covering of silver iridescence.