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Mosaic bead

Sales price $1,300.00
Roman mosaic glass bead MSA49Roman mosaic glass bead MSA49
Roman mosaic glass bead MSA49Roman mosaic glass bead MSA49
Description

49MSA
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 15 mm, diameter 16 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