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Large agate

Sales price $6,000.00
Large agate bead 77sAncient agate bead 77s
Large agate bead 77sLarge agate bead 77s
Description

77S
Large agate bead
1-2 century AD
Parthian

Elliptical body with bi-conical hole, drilled from opposed ends.  Meticulously polished.
Intact, good condition. Extremely rare.

Max diameter: 16 mm
Length: 81 mm

For similar beads, but much smaller, see:
-Alexeeva E.M. Antichniye busi severnogo prichernomoriya, Academy of Science, Moscow, 1978, table 36: 31