350–500 CE
Diameter: 7.6 cm (3 in.)
Location: 103 Roman
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Jewelry made entirely of glass, such as this bracelet, held wide appeal in Roman society because of its potential to imitate more precious materials. The adaptability of glass offered an affordable alternative to the expensive items favored by the aristocracy, enabling less affluent Romans to follow imperial tastes.


350–500 CE

Syria, Roman

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