A ROTATING MOUNT WITH 97 NEAR EASTERN AND EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN BEADS, AMULETS AND EARRINGS
LATE 4TH MILLENNIUM B.C./1ST MILLENNIUM A.D.
Group one: 16 Near Eastern mainly shell and limestone amuletic animals, including 2 recumbent lions, 2 standing bulls, 2 twin-headed birds, a cockerel forepart, and a mouse, late 4th millennium B.C., and a Byzantine alabaster cross pendant, circa 4th-6th Century A.D.
1½ in. (3.8 cm.) high max.(17)
Group two: 19 mainly mosaic glass beads, including 4 cylindrical glass beads with suspension hoops, 5 barrel-shaped beads, a red, blue and white marvered glass 'feathered' cylindrical bead, a 'Mycenaean' twin spiral bead, and a mosaic chequerboard spherical bead, mid-2nd millennium B.C./1st millennium A.D.
1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) long max.(19)
Group three: 17 mainly stone or bone spindle whorls/beads, including a 'turtle back' seal with the underside cut with cross-hatching and herringbone motif, and a large banded agate 'eye' bead, 3rd millennium B.C./1st millennium A.D.
1¾ in. (4.4 cm.) diam. max.(17)
Group four: 27 glass beads or amulets, including a blue glass 'eye' bead, a bird, a juglet, a moulded frog and a lion pendant, 2 translucent glass 'fly' amulets, late 1st millennium B.C./mid 1st millennium A.D.
1¼ in. (3 cm.) high max.(27)
Group five: 17 earrings, including a pair of Near Eastern shell earrings, late 4th-3rd millennium B.C., and bronze earrings with either glass, stone or bead suspensions, 1st millennium A.D.
1½ in. (3.7 cm.) high max.(17)