flaskAccession number: 12509
Production date: Roman; 3rd-4th century
Measurements: DM (rim) 44 mm; DM (neck, internally) 14 mm; H (shoulder to top of rim) 70 mm
Museum Section: Roman
Summary: Colour: natural green (almost colourless). Poor quality glass with very large, elongated bubbles throughout. Slight irridescence and weathering. Parts present: rim, neck, body (shoulder). Upper part of a bulbous flask, with straight neck (constriction at the base) and flaring rim. Compare Isings form 133, though the rim of the London flask is folded inwards, not outwards. Poorly shaped and assymetrical, with the rim much wider on one side and with a bulge (almost a horizontal rib) and tool marks at the top of the neck. Late Roman.
Location: Object stored at Mortimer Wheeler House (Ceramics and Glass store)