Roman Imperial perfume bottle, dated between 1-2 AD.
This perfume bottle, in the shape of a lace up boot, is made of terracotta and just 12cm in height. On the bottom of the bottle, the nails are arranged in the form of a swastika, and the Greek letters alpha and omega. It is not entirely known where this was made; most likely, Knidos, modern-day Turkey. Perhaps the Roman wives thought of their soldier-husbands away at war when they dabbed this scent onto their skin; a way of keeping them close.