ANCIENT ROMAN GLASS EARRINGS MJA 206

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THIS EARRING HAS BEEN HAND MADE FROM BROKEN  ROMAN GLASS

LENGTH EARRINGS 65  MM

 

SIZE LARGEST GLASS 10 MM

ON SHEPPARD HOOKS

 

Glass vessels were invented around 50 BC from core forming, casting, and cutting.

In 63 BC the Romans conquered  Syro-Palestine area and bought glass making to Rome.

The sands used to manufacture ancient glass contained manganese and iron ore  impurities which over centuries gives unique colours.

The sands also contained sulphurs and glass blowers added minerals to colour enhance these glass vessels.

They added red by mixing copper, and lead

Gandhara is an ancient province invaded by rome in 326 BC,today this area is know as the Kyber pass and has good selection of roman glass but most are broken and rare pieces intact sell for thousands of dollars.

 

This pieces of glass was hand picked from large container and has striking colour patterns.

The platina,similar to white potch can be taken off with paper sticky tape to expose full colours.

The glass came from the kyber pass area of ancient towns ,Heart,mazar-e-sharip,Farah,kandahad.

This was a supply route around 200-300 bc

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