- Museum number
Twenty-seven beads: ten monochrome glass; eight amethyst; two gold spherical with six rows of openwork perforations, two filigree wires round centre and one between each row; also seven polychrome glass.
- Production date
18thC-19thC (?;gold beads)
- Curator's comments
- 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
DILLON E. 1907. Glass. London, pl. XV:3
See also B. Ager, 1997, “Recent re-discoveries in the Continental Early Medieval Collections of the British Museum”, in G. de Boe and F. Verhaeghe (eds.), Papers of the “Medieval Europe. Brugge 1997” Conference, vol. 10, Zellik, pp. 139-144.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number