DUR-CEC0D8: Blue opaque glass diamond-faceted bead of uncertain date

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Unique ID: DUR-CEC0D8

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Blue opaque glass diamond-faceted bead of uncertain date. It is 8mm long and 5mm in diameter. It is rectangular with facetted corners at each end. There is a central cylindrical hole running the length of the bead. It is possibly Roman or Early Medieval in date but it is impossible to be certain when found as a stray find. Guido’s book on Anglo-Saxon beads (1999, 50-51) says they could be Roman but some are also found in 6th century (and later) graves.


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 250
Date to: AD 1000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st July 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Dr Kevin Leahy
Secondary identifier: Ms Sally Worrell

Materials and construction

Primary material: Glass
Manufacture method: Moulded
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
To be known as: Malton Area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Guido, M. 1999 The Glass Beads of Anglo-Saxon England c. AD 400-700 London Society of Antiquaries 50-51

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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