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Ancient Roman carnelian necklace 226NA
Ancient Roman carnelian necklace 226NAAncient Roman carnelian beads 226NA

Carnelian necklace
1 century AD
Roman or Parthian

Composed of globular carnelian beads ranging from dark brown to dark orange in color. Conical opening, some beads are drilled from both ends. Some beads have shallow slit across the opening at one or both ends to prevent drilling device from slipping.

L. 16.5" (42 cm).

For similar published beads see:

- Alexeeva E.M. Antichniye busi severnogo prichernomoriya, Academy of Science, Moscow, 1978, table 38: 17, 18
Ve´ronique 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. 224 #301
- Limper K. Uruk. Perlen. Ketten. Anhänger. Ph. Von Zabern, 1989, tbl. 56, 57