A complete Roman blown glass flask with foot ring, green in colour, found within a stone coffin at Southbroom Junior School, Devizes, Wiltshire. This artefact would have been placed in the grave alongside the body, probably with some sort of liquid inside to accompany the person into the afterlife. Length 78 mm; width 78 mm; height 143 mm. Artefact on display at the Wiltshire Museum.
Artefact of the Month
Artefacts found in Wiltshire can be particularly interesting and stunning. We will upload images of artefacts that we think are inspiring each month.