Ser. 3. No. 7. (2019)

Re-Used Glass Fragments from Intercisa

Kata Dévai
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University
Published October 16, 2020
How to Cite
Dévai, K. (2020). Re-Used Glass Fragments from Intercisa. Dissertationes Archaeologicae, 3(7), 187-204.


Re-worked glass objects are known all over the Roman Empire, but detailed analysis of various types of
re-working sherds have not yet been undertaken. In the following study, I give some examples of some interesting uses from Intercisa.
The over thirty re-used glass vessel fragments from Intercisa are noteworthy since they come from the find
material of a single vicus. It seems likely that the repurposing of broken glass vessels was a more common
practice than the currently available publications would suggest. In all likelihood, it made good sense to re-use
the fragments of broken glass vessels either as simple domestic objects or as grave goods.