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Perforated rock-crystal ball

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posted on 27.10.2021, 17:52 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Much damaged crystal ball, diam. 3cm. On one side pierced by two drilled holes, which enter diagonally and meet. Obviously for suspension.The position of the perforation drilled into the crystal 'ball' is unsual. The object may have been one of the 'crystal balls' found at Gilton around 1840 (Roach Smith 1844, 133), or it may actually not be of an Anglo-Saxon date. – B.B.

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Grave ID

Richborough

Object ID

M7084

Catalogue Number

M 7084

Material

rock crystal (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; crystal) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

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other pendant, ball (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; ball) (Antiquarian Keyword; N/A)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Rolfe

Category ID

coin-pendant

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