A ROMAN GLASS FRAGMENT SET IN STERLING SILVER PENDANT

A ROMAN GLASS FRAGMENT SET IN STERLING SILVER PENDANT


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Glass: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1302324

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c. 1st-3rd Century CE

A circular fragment of ancient Roman free blown glass with lovely and natural blue and purple iridescence set in a handmade sterling silver trefoil pendant.

In excellent condition.

Weight: 3g; Dimensions: 35 x 25 mm

Silver chain, Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.

Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.

A precious commodity in the ancient world, glass was prized for its resemblance to crystal as well as its other aesthetic qualities.

The iridescence present on this example is the result of a series of chemical reactions between the glass and the environment in which it was buried for several centuries.

“Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can it be had for jewels or gold.” (Job 28:17)