A ROMAN AMETHYST AND ROCK CRYSTAL BEAD NECKLACE
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Composed of thirty-nine biconical amethyst beads, graduated in size, interspersed with eight biconical rock crystal beads and eight fluted gold beads; strung with a 19th century gold, amethyst and pearl clasp
16¼ in. (41.3 cm.) long
Lilian Dwyer Collection, County Cork, Ireland, 1950s.