Cantharus (drinking cup), ca. 40–80 a.d.; Early Imperial, Claudian or Flavian
Glass; free–blown; H. 4 11/16 in. (11.9 cm)
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881 (81.10.60)
This is an early type of wineglass and would have graced the table of a wealthy Roman at a dinner or drinking party. Most surviving examples are recorded from sites in the northwestern provinces, but this cup is said to be from the city of Rome.