Dr Caitlin Green @caitlinrgreen History, archaeology, place-names & early lit. Main research on post-Roman Britain & Anglo-Saxon England; also long-distance trade, migration & contact. Jul. 03, 2018 1 min read

Egyptian floral glass inlays or plaques, 2ndC BC–1stC AD:  https://ancientglass.wordpress.com/2016/03/26/egyptian-floral-glass-inlays/amp/ 

Blue glass Viking gaming pieces from Sweden, 9th-11thC:  http://historiska.se/upptack-historien/object/106813-spelpjas-av-glas/ 

A lovely Anglo-Saxon glass beaker, found in Lincolnshire & rendered iridescent by time :)

A Roman glass plate that was subsequently painted in Sasanian Persia before being transported to Japan and deposited in a 5th-century AD tomb at Nara:  https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2014/11/glass-dish-unearthed-in-nara-came-from.html?m=1 

Roman glass 'bird bottles', 1st century AD — contained cosmetic powders, accessed by breaking off tail:  http://www.rmo.nl/english/exhibitions/archive/at-first-sight/highlights-of-the-exhibition/roman-glass-bottles 

The 'Luck of Edenhall', a 14th-century Syrian/Egyptian beaker imported into England by the 15th century:  https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Luck_of_Edenhall_VandA_C.1toB-1959.jpg 

The Late Bronze Age trade in glass beads between Egypt, Mesopotamia & Denmark, c.1400–1100 BC:  https://www.academia.edu/10159599/Between_Egypt_Mesopotamia_and_Scandinavia_Late_Bronze_Age_glass_beads_found_in_Denmark 

Three lovely 2nd-century AD Roman glass circus cups, found in Denmark:  https://en.natmus.dk/historical-knowledge/denmark/prehistoric-period-until-1050-ad/the-early-iron-age/a-princely-dynasty-at-stevns/ 

Glass goblet with people harvesting dates, made in 1st- to 2nd-century AD Roman Egypt and found at Begram, Afghanistan:  https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2010/nov/29/art-afghanistan 

A lovely emerald green Roman glass bowl, early 1st century AD:  https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/245285 

A 7th-century Anglo-Saxon glass drinking horn, from Rainham, London:  http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=87164&partId=1 

One of my favourites :) A Roman 'ribbon glass cup', probably made in Italy c. 25 BC–50 AD:  https://blog.cmog.org/2011/06/27/antiquity-or-contemporary/ 

A 5th- to 6th-century Sasanian glass bowl from Persia preserved amongst the 8th-century imperial treasures of the Shōsōin at Nara, Japan; see further  http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/japan-xi-collections-of-persian-art-in-japan 

Roman mosaic glass floral inlay from Oxyrhynchus, Egypt:  https://www.penn.museum/collections/object/78404 


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