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Deeply colored and black-appearing Roman glass: a continued research

Authors
Journal
Journal of Archaeological Science
0305-4403
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
42
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2013.11.003
Keywords
  • Roman
  • Black Glass
  • Coloring Agents
  • Sem–Edx
  • La-Icp-Ms
Disciplines
  • Archaeology
  • Chemistry

Abstract

Abstract In the context of archaeological and historical assessment of Roman black-appearing glass, the chemical and physical characterization of a large collection of samples originating from various areas of the Roman Empire has been gathered over the past years to (i) verify whether a minor segment of the overall Roman glass production can help in determining possible diachronic changes in Roman imperial glass production (1st century AD – 5th century AD) and (ii) reveal regional compositional differences. In this paper, the latest results on the chemical composition of an additional 44 black-appearing Roman glass samples are presented, together with general conclusions based upon the entire compositional dataset of over 400 analyzed black glass samples. The results show that the Roman black glass is obtained through several glass compositions with a specific chronological, geographical and typological distribution.

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