A glass jug

Glass jugs of green ('potash') glass are known from a few sites in Britain - London, Southampton and Exeter. This fragment from Goldsmith Street consists of the rim, neck and adjoining handle; the handle folds back in a loop before turning to the lower part of the vessel. Now brown and heavily weathered, it would originally have been pale green. The source of such jugs is not firmly known: perhaps one of the glass-houses of the Weald of Sussex and Surrey, or alternatively Northern France or Germany.

Acknowledgments: RAMM Exeter Archaeology