This beautiful drinking glass was found in 1894, in one of the graves at the Bjers burial site in Hejnum parish on Gotland. The wired glass decor on the beaker was commonly found on glasses that were manufactured in the glassworks of the Roman city of Colonia Agrippina (modern day Cologne) during the 2nd century A.D. The peculiar thing about this glass is that it was found in a grave from the 6th century, but was probably made as early as the 3rd century. Perhaps this beaker was a beloved heirloom that was passed on through generations, before it was buried as a grave gift. The old stories often tell us about treasured objects, such as swords and helmets, that were inherited and passed on for many years.
Height: 130 mm
Weight: approx. 200 g
Producer: Rosdala Glasbruk, Norrhult, Småland