Roemer from the chapter of Mainz cathedral
Since the 17th century, the Roemer is considered the most popular type of wine glass in Central and Northern Europe. Characteristic features of this glass are a conical foot, a cylindrical stem studded with nubs and a rounded cup. One of the most precious remaining examples is the emerald-green Roemer from the possession of the Archbishop-Elector of Mainz, Johann Schweikard von Kronberg (r. 1604-1626). The dense decoration of the exceptionally large cup was engraved with a diamond. It shows a detailed view of the city of Mainz on the Rhine. Saint Martin, to whom the cathedral is dedicated, appears on the opposite side. He is surrounded by 69 coats of arms, including those of the archbishop and the cathedral chapter.