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Roman Blown Glass Toasting Cup with Cut Rim

etched decoration and inscription: "Drink and Live Long/ Drink, May You Live"

 

4th Century AD

 

Height: 6.5 cm.     (2 9/16 in.)

Width: 6.1 cm.     (2 7/16 in.)

 

 

 

ex: private European collection, 1980's or earlier

 

Published: Antiquarium Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XIII (New York, 2015) p.24

 

cf. Sotheby Parke Bernet; The Constable-Maxwell Collection of Ancient Glass. (London, 06.04-05.1979) pp.146-147 no.256 (for inscription)

 

 

 

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