RE: Roman Glass is it Authentic?
Hello JustGlass, It is just sad that so much glass was made and traded in the Roman Empires life span, yet there isn't much information in the books, A lot of us have one to a half dozen old bottles that we feel came from the technology of that time. I know of three on the ABN FORUM that do. I have spent a lot of time at the Corning Museum studying pieces of glass from the early periods of glass making. They feel that unless they were involved anything individuals have is a repro fake, without good backings of origin. One of the guys calls his Ancient Glass - he sent three of them to me for evaluation at Corning and they just shrugged their shoulders. I have one piece that was given to me by a family that were relatives to a digger that had been in Greese. It is old but only your own satisfaction makes it important to you. We had a man in our bottle club that had several old tear bottles from the Egyptain era of early glass making. When he died - I couldn't find out what happened to them. It happened while I was up north.
I like the looks of what you pictured and thank you for showing it to us. Do you think it was formed over a ceramic core or was it blown? There just isn't much written for us to learn from. Too bad. RED Matthews