ancient glass beads thread.jpg
Email

Faceted bead

Sales price $100.00
Ancient iridescent monochrome glass faceted beadAncient monochrome glass bead 122MA
Ancient iridescent monochrome glass faceted beadAncient iridescent monochrome glass faceted beadAncient iridescent monochrome glass faceted bead
Description

122MA
Faceted bead
Date: 7-9 century AD
Byzantine or Islamic

Cube with faceted corners. Translucent blue glass.
Intact, very good condition. Surface is entirely iridescent.
Height 12 mm, 12 x 10 mm

For similar published examples see:
- J. Callmer,Trade beads and bead trade in Scandinavia ca. 800-1000 A.D., 1977, pl.1: A183T
- V.Kovalevskaya, Komputernaya obrabotka massovogo arhaeologicheskogo materiala is rannesrednevekovih pamyatnikov Evrasii, Moscow, 2000, p. 20: #117