A restrung ancient Roman necklace composed of small glass faceted beads in a deep blue shade. Each bead is unique in shape, lustre and speckling, creating a mosaic like impression. At the centre, interspersed between the blue beads are four cylindrical gold beads, exhibiting granulation around the edges. Two rich turquoise translucent beads in the shape of a prism, drawing attention to the centre and enriching the piece. Such necklaces testify to the popularity of glass ornaments across the Roman Empire. The necklace is finished with a modern gold-plated S-shaped clasp.
Half Length: 28 cm
Date: 1st – 3rd Century AD