Roman vase dating back 2,000 years 'virtually priceless' says Bonhams

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A 2,000-year-old Roman vase has been hailed as the most important of its kind in existence with experts from auctioneer's Bonhams describing it as "virtually priceless".

It has been called "magnificent" by historians as it is the only complete cameo vase in existence and has distinct design properties that set it aside from any other vessel.

The vase dates from between late 1st century BC to early 1st Century AD and stands 13 inches high.

Only 15 other Roman cameo glass vases and plaques are known to exist today, but this is said to be the finest example.

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