London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A ROMAN GOLD AND BERYL BEAD NECKLACE
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
With eleven faceted beryl beads threaded on a gold wire chain with gold domed spacer links and a loop-in-loop chain with twin granulated openwork crossed disc terminals with hook-and-eye clasp
17¼ in. (43.8 cm.) long
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Cf. S. Walker and M. Bierbrier, Ancient Faces: Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt, The British Museum, London, 1997, pp. 170-172, no. 210 for similar.
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