Four polished, irregularly-shaped garnet beads.
- 1stC (circa)
- Made in: Afghanistan
- Excavated/Findspot: Bimaran Stupa 2 (?)
- (Asia,Afghanistan,Darunta,Bimaran,Bimaran Stupa 2)
- Diameter: 6 millimetres
- Width: 4 millimetres
Found in unnumbered India Museum tray in 'Box 6': for details, see 1880.3884.a. However the 4 beads are the same as 1880.3885.a, which suggests a degree of contamination between the trays in 'Box 6'.
For similar garnet beads, see also 1880.3929.a, 1880.3992.g, 1880.4109.m, 1880.4110.f. For a discussion of the garnets in the relic deposits, see 1880.3992.g.
Scientific Research KR10 (bead top right): drill hole cleaned and mould taken 14-16 January 2014
Excavated between November 1833 and April 1834 (Masson MSS Eur. E161/VII, ff.1-2).
- 1064 (?) (South Kensington Museum no.)
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Object reference number: RRI45876
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