Glass Bottle from the Roman Period


Roman Glass Medicine Bottle

  • Blown glass bottle
  • Yellowish glass
  • May have contained medicine
  • Very good condition
  • IAA Export Approval available.
  • Certificate of authenticity included.

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Glass Medicine Bottle from the Roman Period

During the Roman period, glass bottles were less common than they are today. However, they did exist to some extent. They usually featured tapered or cylindrical bodies and flaring necks. Due to their shape, they are best suited for containing pourable liquids. Some bottles were found along with tools of the medical trade, suggesting that they may have contained medicines.

This particular glass bottle features a cylindrical bottle. The neck is narrow and flares widely, creating a shelf for controlled pouring of the contents. The base is flattened and slightly pushed up for stability. The glass is slightly yellowish, and features a heavy patina, the iridescent oxidized coating that forms on ancient glass over the millennia.

Height:5″ Inches / 12 CM.

Width:2″ Inches / 5 CM.

This bottle, which may have once belonged to a doctor and contained medicine, is a good reminder of the Great Physician.

“Then Jesus went about in all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.” – Matthew 9:35

Antiquities from the land of the Bible are great investments and teaching tools. They bring the Bible to life in a tangible way, connecting the stories of the Bible with real artifacts that illuminate the text.

Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export approval.

Shipped direct from Jerusalem.

Zak’s Antiquities is the website of Zak’s fine art and antiquities located on the Christian Quarter road in Jerusalem’s Old City. The shop began in 1964 and has remained as a family owned and operated business till this day. For the past 50 years Zak’s Antiquities has sold ancient coins, antiquities and art authentic to Israel and Jerusalem.


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