Bottles with Four Tubes from Roman Cologne and Trier

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 07 November 2017
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Four tubes are connected to the upper and lower portions of these ancient Roman glass bottles. The tubes were created by carefully cutting and bending the body of a free-blown glass bottle. Like similar piece from Trier, the Cologne bottle (located on the left) originally had a miniature vessel fused in the middle. The outer edges of the tubes are decorated with notched threads. The corners of the Cologne bottle are additionally decorated with sixteen molded glass shells, which was a typical decorative element used by Roman manufacturers in Cologne. Both these items date from the last quarter of the 3rd century CE. (Römisch-Germanisches Museum, Cologne)

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, November 07). Bottles with Four Tubes from Roman Cologne and Trier. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7560/bottles-with-four-tubes-from-roman-cologne-and-tri/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Bottles with Four Tubes from Roman Cologne and Trier." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 07 Nov 2017. Web. 23 Jul 2024.

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