7 December 2000
A ROMAN INSCRIBED GOLD-GLASS VESSEL BASE
Circa 4th Century A.D.
Translucent green in color, from the base of a vessel, deformed from firing, with an inscription in gold reading, "ABIPPOLYTO PIENZESES"
2¾ in. (7 cm) diameter
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