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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 86

    TWO MAINLY ROMAN MOSAIC GLASS BEAD NECKLACES

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C./A.D. AND LATER

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    TWO MAINLY ROMAN MOSAIC GLASS BEAD NECKLACES
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C./A.D. AND LATER
    One composed of five spherical coloured glass beads with central band of faces between geometric designs, interspersed with blue spherical glass beads and gold spacer beads; the other necklace including disc- shaped face beads and spherical beads with mosaic chequerboard pattern interspersed with blue spherical glass beads; and a necklace with seven raised 'eye' glass beads interspersed with blue glass multi-faceted beads and flanked by similar spherical beads, circa mid 1st millennium B.C. and later, all restrung, some beads later
    18½ in. (47 cm.) long max. (3)


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    Provenance

    Acquired during the 1980s.