Ancient Roman Black Glass Bead Necklace


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Object Description

A restrung Ancient Roman necklace, composed of circular beads of black glass. Each bead is unique in size, colour, texture, and shape, creating a wonderful mosaic-like impression. The necklace features a pendant-like formation at its centre, composed of a faceted larger bead and two smaller beads. Such necklaces testify to the popularity of glass ornaments across the Roman Empire. The necklace is finished with a silver clasp (please be aware the clasp has not been professionally tied).

Date: Circa 1st – 4th Century AD

Object History

Ex private UK collection, acquired 1990s

Object Condition

Fine condition, the necklace has been restrung.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:27.5 x centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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