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Mayhem
12-31-2012, 03:25 AM
Check out this find. Mayhem

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/18216/6D51EDD9AF384842BF6962564A3CCDA1.jpg

Mayhem
12-31-2012, 03:26 AM
Another view.


https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/18216/FAABEF6EE96D467BB2A25B641516E498.jpg

Mayhem
12-31-2012, 03:26 AM
Another view.


https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/18216/F8F8A9D48C654287B6B5BDEA538F0FDB.jpg

Mayhem
12-31-2012, 03:28 AM
And of course the pontil.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/18216/0CCE7D5AD61F4C4699875067788B9109.jpg

Sir.Bottles
12-31-2012, 05:23 AM
Nice!! Some has pontil scar & some not! but I don't think it's 2500 yo, the oldest glass is from 100AD-300AD.

Steve/sewell
12-31-2012, 11:30 AM
Nice, find looks original,some of these are being faked now pretty good. ABN Forum member Ajohn has a good collection of old Biblical glass. As for the first blown vessels Just a little earlier Leonard. In the mid-first century B.C., the technique of glassblowing was invented in the Assyrian-Palestinian region both free-blown and mold-blown vessels were subsequently produced. There has been quite a bit of Roman glass found around east London including this http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090430092235.htm This page took a long time to load but well worth it.
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2012-08/10/italian-shipwreck These jars are slightly older then the Crowleytown Masons[8D]

Steve/sewell
12-31-2012, 11:33 AM
Here you go this loads much quicker http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/5W053M1x_A0?fs=1&hl=en_GB ....For all of you divers on the site here.....How would you had liked to discover this!!!

GuntherHess
12-31-2012, 11:41 AM
looks sort of like this one but it has a malformed lip and no patina
http://www.trocadero.com/stores/artemisgallery/items/1171571/item1171571.html

do you have any documentation or provenance for it?

Steve/sewell
12-31-2012, 12:23 PM
Nice Matt,I had found a dealer in London once who had a large web site full of Roman glass found in and around London.

GuntherHess
12-31-2012, 12:32 PM
Most of the Roman items these days seem to be coming out of places like Romania.