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Mosaic bead

Sales price $1,500.00
Roman mosaic glass bead MSA50Roman mosaic glass bead MSA50
Roman mosaic glass bead MSA50Roman mosaic glass bead MSA50
Description

50MSA
Roman mosaic bead
Date: 1 century
Mosaic glass

Bead's matrix is formed by folding a premanufactured mosaic strip over a rod. Central band is composed of four square sections of quatrefoil leaves and concentric cane section in between. 
Intact, good condition.
Height 16 mm, diameter 17 mm

For published archaeological examples see:
- Alexeeva E.M. Antichniye busi severnogo prichernomoriya, Academy of Science, Moscow, 1982, table 48: 1,2
- M. Tempelmann-Maczynska, Die Perlen der römischen Kaiserzeit und der frühen Phase der Völkerwanderungszeit im mitteleuropäischen Barbaricum. Rom. Germ. Forsch. 43, 1985. taf. 11: 356a