HESH-549160: Iron Age - Roman: glass bead

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BEAD

Unique ID: HESH-549160

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An irregular light blue glass bead with an off centre sub-circular hole. The bead is broadly bun / globular shaped being sub-circular in plan and D shaped in cross section. It measures 21.0mm in diameter is 8.9mm wide and maximum of 7.6mm thick (from central hole to outer edge). The bead weighs 5.01 grams. The central hole is irregular and slightly faceted: it measures 7.2mm x 7.7mm. The bead is a light matt blue colour; when it is held up to the light it is translucent and has a number of small air bubbles and flecks present. The bead has also been slightly scratched and damaged by abrasion in the plough soil. The internal edge of the bead has a series of faceted edges which have not been smoothed; this may be formed by the casting or by later shaping through drilling or filing. Glass beads are common finds from the late Iron Age – Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) period (150 BC – 1000 AD), however stylistically this form is likely to dates form the late Iron Age or early Roman period (150 BC-300 AD).

Chronology

Broad period: IRON AGE
Period from: IRON AGE
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: 150 BC
Date to: AD 300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 8.9 mm
Weight: 5.01 g
Diameter: 21 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

Primary material: Glass
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Weston Under Penyard

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Fieldwalking
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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