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posted on 26.10.2021, 15:06 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Fig. 14: 'A large glass bead of an amethyst colour'; Figs 15 and 16: 'Amethystine beads or pendants'.It seems that Edward Jacob of Faversham collected at least four amethyst beads, illustrated in Boys 1792, 864 pl. opp. Nos 7, 9, 11, 13. Three are shown in the manuscript SAL MS 99/III/22. Their shapes suggest that they represent three of the beads illustrated in Boys. It seems likely that the extant amethyst bead in the British Museum represents one of them. – B.B.The extant amethyst bead with the acc. no. 1862,0701.17: 'elongated oval, diameter 3.50cm'. – The British Museum - Merlin Collections Database (accessed Feb 2006).

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Guilton Grave Unk

Object ID

GilUnk_amethysts

Catalogue Number

BM 1862,0701.17

Material

amethyst (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; N/A) (Antiquarian Material; amethyst, glass)

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beads (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; N/A) (Antiquarian Keyword; beads)

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extant

Location

British Museum

Collection

Boys Collection

Category ID

bead

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