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Record ID: WAW-3A656E
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: County of Herefordshire
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A complete copper alloy bead, of unknown dating (AD 43 to AD 1700). The bead is biconvex in shape, with a circular central perforation which is 4.98mm diameter. The exterior is undecorated. The bead has a dark green to mid brown colour. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the plough soil has occurred. The bead measures 13.82mm diameter, 9.02mm thick and weighs 3.9g. Simple copper alloy beads of this type are hard to date without accompanying contextual evidence or any diagnostic features and were used from the Iron Age through to the Post-Medieval period.
Created on: Monday 24th November 2014
Last updated: Thursday 4th December 2014
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Record ID: HESH-3A6F76
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Cast copper alloy bead of probable late Iron Age or Early Roman date (50BC-200AD). The bead is cylindrical and cast in one piece with a moulded exterior surface. This decoration is broadly symmetrical with three centrally positioned circumferential beaded ribs which give the impression of rope like pattern. Either side of these central ribs the bead expands / swells and then contracts forming a large swollen ring. At either terminal are raised bands similar to the central circumferential ribs which are similarly decorated. The interior of the bead is plain and undecorated. The bead …
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Ross-on-Wye', grid reference and parish protected.


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