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necklace / bead

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Gold and cornelian bead necklace; comprising A) 16 quadruple gold spacer beads in the form of two joined vertical figure-of-eight shields of Aegean inspiration or production, made from two identical halves soldered together with moulded decoration and repousse dots, four perforations on each side, some with soldered suspension rings preserved; B) a gold barrel bead with ribbed midsection and soldered suspension rings at either end; C) a cylindrical gold fluted bead with caps soldered at either end; D) 42 gold spiral beads, block twisted and soldered; E) 38 plain biconical gold beads; F) six elongated lentoid cornelian beads, ground and polished and drilled lengthwise; G) four spherical cornelian beads, ground and polished and drilled through the centre.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1400BC-1200BC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 99.83 grammes (total)
    • Length: 3.5 centimetres (A)
    • Width: 1.2 centimetres (A)
    • Thickness: 1 centimetres (A)
    • Length: 0.9 centimetres (B)
    • Diameter: 1 centimetres (B)
    • Length: 0.9 centimetres (C)
    • Diameter: 0.8 centimetres (C)
    • Length: 0.6 centimetres (D (average))
    • Diameter: 0.4 centimetres (D)
    • Diameter: 0.5 centimetres (E)
    • Length: 1.9 centimetres (F)
    • Diameter: 0.7 centimetres (F)
    • Diameter: 0.7 centimetres (G)
  • Bibliography

    • Jewellery 580 bibliographic details
    • Crewe 2009 93.190 bibliographic details
    • Goring 1983 No. 511 bibliographic details
    • Murray, Smith and Walters 1900 P41, Pl VI bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G12/dc8

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number



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