Glass Bottle, Dibba Al Hisn, Sharjah, 1st C. CE

Green Glass Bottle, Dibba Al Hisn, Sharjah, 1st C. CE

Glass was an important export product of the Mediterranean Roman world from the middle of the first century BCE onwards. Large quantities reached the Oman peninsula. This specimen was discovered in a communal tomb at Dibba al-Hisn (Sharjah Emirate) on the East coast of the Oman peninsula, together with glass unguentaria, Indian ivory combs, a Roman intaglio– luxury products that illustrate the importance of Dibba as a trading port (Jasim 2006).

Sabah A. Jasim. 2006. Trade centres and commercial routes in the Arabian Gulf: Post-Hellenistic discoveries at Dibba, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy 2006: 17: 214–237.