Rare Roman glass bowl found 1,700 years after it's buried next to merchant in East London

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This beautiful translucent dish belonged to a wealthy East Londoner living in Roman Britain 1,700 years ago.

The rare 'millefiori' bowl - meaning 'one thousand flowers' was unearthed by archaeologists in London and is thought to be the first find of its kind in the western Roman empire. Researchers believe it will give fresh insight into life in Roman Britain.

The dish is made up of hundreds of translucent blue indented glass petals, bordered with white embedded in a bright red glass background.

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