Silver earring: twisted wire hoop (originally with hook-and-eye fastening); large composite sheet polyhedral bead with four collared blue glass cabochons, each in centre of four similar smaller settings, and yellow inlaid glass triangles between the main faces; now in four pieces.
- Diameter: 3.6 centimetres
Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager ‘Summary Catalogue’ (draft MS)
Unrecorded, but said to be from "the district of the Rhine and Moselle", Germany; recent research has shown that the vendor has been notoriously unreliable.
Given by The Friends of The British Museum
Acquired from David Reiling of Mainz through Max Rosenheim
Hoop, bead and one face all separate.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCS11961
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