Oval, worn, cabochon cut inlay of brown-yellow glass with bubbles; coloured with iron.
- 5thC (late) (found with coins of this date)
- Made in: Afghanistan
- Excavated/Findspot: Hadda Stupa 10 (?)
- (Asia,Afghanistan,Hadda,Hadda Stupa 10)
- Length: 10 millimetres
- Width: 8 millimetres
- Thickness: 4 millimetres
From relic deposits 'Box 6', tray South Kensington Museum no.1077/India Museum no.53, for details see 1880.3884.g. British Museum Research Laboratory no.7277-9-Q: analysed by L. Joyner in 2002 using a Raman microscope Nd:YAG green laser (532 nm); and by X-ray fluorescence spectrometry to determine its chemical composition. It has a typical Roman glass composition, being a soda lime silica glass coloured by iron.
E. Errington: In addition to the glass beads opacified using tin and datable to the 4th century or later, the Hadda Stupa 10 relic deposit also seems to contain coloured glass cabochons and beads in place of semi-precious stones and ivory beads common at the earlier sites. See also 1880.3886.d.
Chipped with worn, pitted surface.
Excavated 1st-15th July 1834 (Bombay Political Proceedings 1835, No.3, 15th July).
- 1077 (South Kensington Museum no.)
- 53 (India Museum no.)
- 7277-9-Q (British Museum Research lab. no.)
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Object reference number: RRI45879
British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.