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Three amethyst and eighteen glass beads

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posted on 27.10.2021, 17:52 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Twenty-one beads[see drawing] Descrribed in order from centre left to right.9 biconical and barrel-shaped orange opaque glass(?) beads, with the usual decayed surface exposing spiral texture - colour varies from deep orange in the 4 big biconicals and paler ochre amongst the others1 deep opaque blue rin g bead with irregular spots of opaque red, green and white1 small opaque white cylinder1 damaged opaque red barrel1 opaque yellow cylinder1 opaque white cylinder1 amethyst bead, length 2.3cm, mottled colouration, white and violet, thick opaque shiny1 amethyst bead, length 2.5cm, very dark, shiny, opaque, thick1 amethyst bead, length 2.4cm, dark shiny opaque, thick drop-shaped1 short white opaque cylinder1 short orange opaque cylinder1 opaque white barrel with 'grain' parallel with hole

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Grave ID

Faversham

Object ID

2-4-85-3

Catalogue Number

2.4.85.3

Material

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

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

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Category ID

bead

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