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Reticella bead

Sales price $1,300.00
Roman reticella glass bead MSA58Roman reticella glass bead MSA58
Roman reticella glass bead MSA58Roman reticella glass bead MSA58Roman reticella glass bead MSA58
Description

58MSA
Roman reticella bead
Date: 1 century BCE
Mosaic glass

Compressed sphere - shaped bead's matrix is formed over a rod. White trails applied at the each end. Premanufactured reticella cane of twisted translucent and white glass applied along equatorial line.
Intact, excellent condition.
Height 11 mm, diameter 14 mm

For similar beads see:

-Véronique Arveiller-Dulong, Marie-Dominique Nenna.  Les Verres antiques du Musée du Louvre III : Parure, instruments et éléments d’incrustation, Paris, Éditions du Louvre, Somogy, 2011, p. 81, 141a