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Glass bead on white-metal slip-knot ring

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posted on 2021-10-26, 19:41 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Translucent blue glass bead on silver ring. Bead deep blue, rather plump, diam. 1.2cm, thickness 7.5mm. Slender silver ring, of thin wire, 0.5mm diam.; diam of ring 1.5cm, terminals knotted rather untidily and more loosely than usual.Mayer card says grave 8, but this must be wrong: no blue bead on ring from this grave. Not the second one from grave 6 nor that from grave 211. Cf. MS 723 folio 28 bead from grave 260 which is the same size as this one.The beads on a ring was described in the MS Diary as: '1 Earthen Bead, on a knotted Ring'. This bead may come from Grave 8. Faussett described two slip-knot rings and one bead in detail; the other ring may have had a bead, too, which Faussett may not have mentioned explicitely. – B.B.

History

Grave ID

Kingston Down Grave 260

Object ID

M6096

Catalogue Number

M 6096

Material

white metal, glass (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; glass, silver) (Antiquarian Material; earthen)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

bead on ring, slip-knot ring (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; bead, ring) (Antiquarian Keyword; bead, knotted ring)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

bead

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