Salisbury Archaeology has been commissioned by the Archaeology Service of Reims Métropole to carry out the post-excavation analysis of a glass finds assemblage.
The fragments come from a part of the historic city centre (West of the old town) that has been occupied from the Roman Empire.
101 pieces out of a total of 639 fragments have been identified; most of them kitchenware sherds and a minor part are likely to be from small objects used on a daily basis, called instrumentum. The shape and ornaments of these cups, goblets, bottles, bowls, jars or trulla have all the characteristics of the glassware used on the area of present-day France from the mid-2nd century until the mid-3rd century.
They may even have been produced locally as more than one Roman glass workshop has been found in Reims.