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Glass bottle, green, one-handled. Rim outsplayed and folded up and in; cylindrical neck sunk into shoulder a little at base; below horizontal shoulder a slightly convex-sided body with group of four cordons at top and bottom; at junction of body and base another cordon and two more concentric ribs on the flat base; flat ten-ribbed sharply angular drawn handle from shoulder to below rim. Between the concentric ribs on the base is the inscription FELIX FECIT.
Diameter: 85 millimetres (neck)
Height: 152.50 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Glass 'Felix' bottle
Roman Britain, 3rd century AD
From Faversham, Kent
A container with the manufacturer's name
Glass bottles were mass-produced containers. The common square form was a particularly practical form of packaging, but other shapes were also made. The bottles were blown into moulds and so patterns and, sometimes, the manufacturer's name could easily be incorporated on the base.
Bottles of this cylindrical, slightly barrel-shaped form are often called 'Frontinus bottles' after the name most often found on them. The example shown here, however, was made by a glassmaker named Felix.
- On display (G49/dc12)
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- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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