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bead

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1891,1019.95

  • Description

    Glass bead; translucent olive-green; large circular and crimped around edge.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC-7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 2.8 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager ‘Summary Catalogue’ (draft MS)

    Provenance:
    1891,1019.74 to 96 said to be from the neighbourhood of Pontoise, dép. Val-d'Oise (formerly Seine-et-Oise), France.

    Purchased from Messrs Rollin and Feuardent

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1891

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1891,1019.95

Silver-gilt cloisonné rosette brooch: one of a pair; seven-lobed edge with garnet segments around ring of garnet wedge-shaped cells including four bone inlays in cruciform arrangement, all around a large central clear glass disc; filigree wire round the edge.

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Silver-gilt cloisonné rosette brooch: one of a pair; seven-lobed edge with garnet segments around ring of garnet wedge-shaped cells including four bone inlays in cruciform arrangement, all around a large central clear glass disc; filigree wire round the edge.

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