HESH-8577A5: Roman: bead

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BEAD

Unique ID: HESH-8577A5

Object type certainty: Certain
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A light blue glass bead with a slightly off centre sub-circular hole. The bead is broadly bun / globular shaped being near circular in plan and rectangular shaped in cross section. The central hole is irregular and slightly faceted: it measures 6.2mm x 6.4mm. The bead is a light matt greenish 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. 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).

The bead measures 18.2mm in diameter is 7.4mm high and maximum of 6.1mm thick (from central hole to outer edge). The bead weighs 3.26 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: IRON AGE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly 100 BC
Date to: Circa AD 300

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Height: 7.4 mm
Thickness: 6.1 mm
Weight: 3.26 g
Diameter: 18.2 mm

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Shropshire Museum Service Object Entry Form: E.00661

Materials and construction

Primary material: Glass
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: Brampton Bryan

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 12 months ago

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