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Robby Raccoon

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I don't post much anymore because I don't really collect much anymore; but I collected these over a couple years. They're medieval Islamic, one Byzantine, and one unknown in origin. Mostly from the later half of the first millennium. I had a few of them authenticated.
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Before anyone takes fright: I slowly cooled these to temperature before bringing them outside for photographing. No direct contact with snow-- they're actually on a couple layers of paper towel. I then slowly warmed them back up to room temp before putting them back on display. Temp outside was above freezing and things were melting rapidly when I took this as a new group photo for the ancient glassware Facebook group.

Just thought I'd share some winter color.
 

Nickneff

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I don't post much anymore because I don't really collect much anymore; but I collected these over a couple years. They're medieval Islamic, one Byzantine, and one unknown in origin. Mostly from the later half of the first millennium. I had a few of them authenticated.
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Before anyone takes fright: I slowly cooled these to temperature before bringing them outside for photographing. No direct contact with snow-- they're actually on a couple layers of paper towel. I then slowly warmed them back up to room temp before putting them back on display. Temp outside was above freezing and things were melting rapidly when I took this as a new group photo for the ancient glassware Facebook group.

Just thought I'd share some winter color.
Man that is some crude I love the green bottle sweet
 

Robby Raccoon

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Man that is some crude I love the green bottle sweet
There's actually a similar one on ebay right now, but it's cruder and pricey. This example, though reconstructed, is my favorite because of the basket weave pattern. I bought a lot of three just for this bottle then sold the others to pay for it lol.
 

ROBBYBOBBY64

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Amazing that they lasted that long. Great patina on those smaller ones. I love the big green one in the back. Is that one authenticated? Can you post more pictures of it? From the bottom to the top, love it.
ROBBYBOBBY64.
 

Robby Raccoon

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Army Digger, some of them can be quite robust. Roman glassware, which is blown, tends to be frail. But the cast Islamic glassware is very durable.

Robby Bobby, Yes, a couple of them were authenticated. The big green one in back had also been professionally reconstructed.
 

ROBBYBOBBY64

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Jan 11, 2020
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Army Digger, some of them can be quite robust. Roman glassware, which is blown, tends to be frail. But the cast Islamic glassware is very durable.

Robby Bobby, Yes, a couple of them were authenticated. The big green one in back had also been professionally reconstructed.
I think you posted the big green one before if I am not mistaken. Great vessel.
ROBBYBOBBY64.
 

ArmyDigger

Bottle digger, collector, and military historian
Dec 22, 2020
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Army Digger, some of them can be quite robust. Roman glassware, which is blown, tends to be frail. But the cast Islamic glassware is very durable.

Robby Bobby, Yes, a couple of them were authenticated. The big green one in back had also been professionally reconstructed.
well thats nice to know I still wouldn't trust them to old and valuable what do you think they could go for just curious I dont see bottles this age for sale very much?
 

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