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Chalcedony

Sales price $125.00
ancient_chalcedony_beads76sa39Migration period chalcedony bead 76Sancient_chalcedony_beads76sbba-oa.271,anglo-saxon,-6-7-c
Description

76S
Chalcedony bead
6-7 century AD
Germanic tribes

Elongated teardrop body with lenticular cross section.
Intact, very good condition.
25 mm x 8 mm x 12 mm

Typical form for amethyst beads in 6-7 centuries; chalcedony beads of this form are rare. Found in different cultural context: Anglo-Saxon, Merovingian, Frankish, Alemannic.
For similar beads see:
-British Museum collection, inventory #1212.70, OA.271
-Brown K. R. From Attila to Charlemagne. Arts of the Early Medieval Period in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Yale University Press, 2000, pg. 34