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Offline Jose G

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Small cylindrical bead?
« on: May 22, 2022, 10:35:19 am »
Hi everyone,

I present this ancient bronce Item, from my point of view, a Small cylindrical bead.

I am not 100%  sure because most of the beads I have seen are made of  Glass or amber. A Necklace made of several beads like this should weight too much, so I am not also sure about what this could be.

Any opinion?

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    • A Handbook of Late Roman Bronze Coin Types 324-395.
Re: Small cylindrical bead?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2022, 05:48:37 pm »
It looks like a genuine ancient bronze bead.  No real worry there.

Sadly, in my experience these are very difficult to identify further than that. 

They seem to have been used from the Bronze Age until the post-Roman period.  It is unclear how you can tell them apart without having find spot information.....

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Offline Jose G

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Re: Small cylindrical bead?
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2022, 03:02:04 pm »
Thanks a los SC, I do not have more information, however I am very grateful for your information. I wish I had more knowledge in order to respond other colleagues questions.

Regards, Jose.

 

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