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Record ID: CORN-14AEB7
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Sandstone bead, round in plan and sub-rectangular in profile with almost straight sides and a small central cylindrical perforation which is 6 mm in diameter. The diameter of the perforation and of the bead, at 23 mm, suggests that it was not wide enough to use as a spindle whorl and the perforation too narrow for a spindle, so its likely function was as a bead or pendant. The bead is pitted where inclusions have been eroded out of the basic fabric and there are still fragments of quartz and felspar visible. Threipland (1956) illustrates a stone bead-like spindle whorl, tall with stra…
Created on: Thursday 7th March 2019
Last updated: Thursday 4th April 2019
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Record ID: PUBLIC-6C8CC1
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy yellow bead dating from the late Iron Age to the Roman periods. The bead is biconical with an even central perforation.
Created on: Friday 15th February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 6th June 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Caistor area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-155B9D
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
a globular copper alloy bead, 12.3mm in diameter. The surface is undecorated and unmarked; the central hole has traces of file marks around the interior and is 5.4mm in diameter.
Created on: Monday 11th February 2019
Last updated: Thursday 7th March 2019
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Record ID: CORN-18442A
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cornwall
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small dark blue wound spherical glass bead with an off central perforation. The bead is slightly miss-shaped, due to the bead being held too long in heat during the manufacturing process. The bead would have been formed on an iron mandrel or rod, by melting glass until it flowed onto a rotated rod to form a disc. The bead is 10.8 mm in diameter, 7.5 mm in height with a the central perforation that varies from 2.8 mm to 3 mm in diameter, suggesting that the iron rod that it was made on was tapered. Irregular beads similar to this bead are common from the Iron Age, Roman and Early Medi…
Created on: Wednesday 30th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 26th March 2019
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Record ID: KENT-AD33BD
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy ring-shaped probable bead, possibly of Iron Age or Roman in date. c. AD 800BC-410. Description: The bead is in the form of annular ring with a medium central hole. The circumference of the ring does have a slightly raised ridge. The central perforation is cylindrical The object is a mid grey-green colour. The bead does have surface wear and pitting present. Measurements: 12.175mm in diameter, 4.67mm thick and 2.44g in weight. Discussion: Dating is uncertain and such beads are known from the Bronze Age to the Anglo-Saxon period, complicating this most of these periods …
Created on: Wednesday 19th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th December 2018
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Record ID: KENT-AD171B
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy ring-shaped probable bead, possibly of Iron Age or Roman in date. c. AD 800BC-410. Description: The bead is in the form of annular ring with a medium central hole. The circumference of the ring does have a slightly raised ridge. The central perforation is cylindrical The object is a mid grey-green colour. The rim does have surface wear and damage to Measurements: 11.25mm in diameter, 4.6mm thick and 2.04g in weight. Discussion: Dating is uncertain and such beads are known from the Bronze Age to the Anglo-Saxon period, complicating this most of these periods are well r…
Created on: Wednesday 19th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 20th December 2018
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Record ID: SUR-E76C6E
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A biconvex copper alloy bead, 15mm in diameter and 8.1mm thick. The central hole is 4.8mm in diameter.
Created on: Monday 10th December 2018
Last updated: Monday 17th December 2018
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Record ID: WAW-7DA9B5
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age-Roman glass bead, dating 800BC - AD100. Approximately half of the bead remains, the breaks appear to be recent damage. The bead was circular with a circular perforation measuring 14.82mm diameter. It is made from dark brown-black glass with yellow detail being trailed up, across and down the sides of the bead repeatedly. The bead measures 32.52mm diameter, 14.65mm thick and weighs 10.2g. While handmade beads with trailed decoration were popular in both the Late Iron Age, Roman and Early Medieval periods this example is probably every Iron Age considering the site it comes…
Created on: Wednesday 5th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 11th July 2019
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Record ID: DOR-3F4F48
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A probable copper alloy bead, probably leaded bronze. It has a broadly oval cross section with slightly flattened sides. It has a heavy dark green patina which retains traces of possible decoration in the form of moulded cross-hatched ridges on the side faces. The central aperture is circular. Date: Iron Age Diameter: 28.3mm Aperture: 9.87 mm Thickness: 8.61mmWeight: 29.81g
Created on: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Record ID: BUC-B59A47
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy bead of uncertain date, Bronze age -Roman 1200 BC- AD 500. The bead is sub-biconical in form with a slightly flattened top and bottom. In section the bead is plano-covex with a large internal circular perforation. One edge of the inside of the bead is worn and broken. The bead has a mid green patina, and measures 14.2mm by13.3mm, is 7.8mm thick and weighs 2.23g.
Created on: Tuesday 3rd July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th July 2018
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Record ID: SUSS-68FFE3
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete, cast, copper alloy, bead, possibly Iron Age - Roman in date 300 BC- AD.200. The bead is sub spherical, almost barrel shaped with a wider mid point and narrower ends. The bead is made up of 5 transverse collars separated by four incised grooves. The end collars are thin, while the next two are thicker and the final central collar is thin again, much the same thickness as the exterior ones. The bead has an internal diametre of 6.59mm and a max. exterior diam of 10.78mm. The bead is a silvery-green/grey in colour, consistent with it being high tin bronze designed to have a sil…
Created on: Tuesday 5th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 11th June 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Near Chichester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-465458
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Doncaster
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper alloy probable bead of later Iron Age date, about 100 BC - AD 50. It is annular, one side much narrower than the other. A moulded raised lip runs round the aperture on both faces. There is also a ridge along the centre of the outer face at the narrower side. This is decorated with transverse incised lines, indistinct owing to wear at the outer edge of the narrowest part of the hoop. On the expanded part of the ring, the ridge terminates with hollow, moulded ovoid shapes in relief, their backs opposing each other. Each pointed oval terminal is on a slightly flattened facet. The…
Created on: Thursday 10th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
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Record ID: BERK-DF618C
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper alloy annular bead, probably of late Iron Age c. 100 BC - 50 AD. The central hole tapers inward from the rim on both sides, to a diameter of 5.3mm. The taper is not equal on each side, both are slightly off centre and one side is reduced from 11mm, whilst the other from 10mm, perhaps a result of hand finishing the object. Otherwise, the bead has a largely circular profile. The surface has a dark brown patina with ferrous like staining and, some modest verdigris spotting.
Created on: Friday 30th March 2018
Last updated: Friday 27th April 2018
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Record ID: DOR-B92A53
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Dorset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possible copper alloy bead or decorative ring. The object is circular with a large central aperture. The ring or bead is grooved transversely to create a segmented appearance. The alloy and patination suggest a possible Iron Age date. Date: Iron age - c. 800 BC - AD 50 Dimensions: Diameter: 18.92mm, Width: 3.53mm, Thickness: 2.85mm, Weight: 2.91g
Created on: Wednesday 28th March 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 15th May 2018
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Record ID: LVPL-7076A9
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Wrexham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A light blue glass bead of Iron Age to post-medieval date. The bead is spherical in shape with a circular hole through the centre and is made from an opaque light blue glass. The hole has an internal diameter of 4.5mm. The outer surface of the bead is cracked and pitted in places. Dimensions: 12mm in diameter, 16.5mm in length, 2.85g. Guido (1999) classifies this type of bead group 6i, blue glass annular bead. When lacking specific diagnostic features and not from a secure archaeological context glass beads are difficult to date precisely as simple beads like this one were in…
Created on: Thursday 23rd November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 23rd November 2017
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Record ID: WILT-AD0777
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A cast copper-alloy probable Iron Age to Roman bead, dating to the period 100 BC- AD 410. It is oblate spheroid in shape with C shape section. It is mid grey in colour and pitted overall. The interior is crusted, the hole sub circular, the band varying in thickness/height. It is 12.86mm in diameter with a band that varies between 6.37mm and 7.32mm in height. The hole is c 8mm in diameter. It weighs 1.80g.
Created on: Monday 21st August 2017
Last updated: Thursday 21st December 2017
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Record ID: WAW-3118A7
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age-Roman glass bead, dating 800BC - AD100. Approximately half of the bead remains, the breaks appear to be recent damage. The bead was circular with a circular perforation measuring 8.66mm diameter. It is made from dark blue glass with white spirals on the exterior surface which are flush with the surface of the bead and not forming a nodule which can occur on other examples. The spirals vary in thickness and size. The bead measures 23.54mm diameter, 11.45mm thick and weighs 3.74g. This style of bead has been discussed at length by Foulds (2014, pp. 7-8) who notes that…
Created on: Monday 22nd May 2017
Last updated: Monday 5th June 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Studley area.', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-948DCE
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: North Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy ring-shaped probable bead, possibly of Iron Age or Roman. The bead is torus shaped with a large perforation in the centre. The object has a dark brown, almost chocolate-like, coloured patina on the outside with a much more orange coloured, corroded centre. Similar to: KENT-B66B8B (BEAD)
Created on: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Last updated: Thursday 30th March 2017
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Record ID: LEIC-8A0344
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Two blue glass beads, Opaque pale blue 8mm thick, 12mm diameter and weighing 1.37grams. Dark blue, 6mm thick, 9mm in diameter and weighing 0.97grams. The form and colouration suggest they could be of some age, but these are very difficult to date. Iron age to medieval?
Created on: Monday 6th February 2017
Last updated: Monday 6th February 2017
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Record ID: KENT-8A60CC
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy ring-shaped annular bead, possibly of Iron Age or Roman in date. c. 800BC-410AD Description: The bead is in the form of annular ring with a medium central hole. The central perforation is evenly shaped.. The object is a like grey-green colour, possibly high tin copper-alloy Measurements: 15.48mm in diameter, 5.79mm thick and 3.97g in weight. Discussion: Dating is uncertain as there is little consensus on the PAS database abd the literature despite a realtively large number of examples knowna dn it seems likely this is a type widely used throughout a large…
Created on: Tuesday 1st November 2016
Last updated: Monday 14th November 2016
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Record ID: IOW-04D9D1
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete and corroded copper-alloy bead of possible Iron Age date (c. 600 BC-c. AD 42). This bead is bi-conical in form and has a central sub-circular hole. It is brown with patches of a shiny dark brown patina and has bright green corrosion products within the hole. There are breaks around the edge of the hole on each face. Diameter: 19.5mm; thickness: 11.4mm; minimum diameter of hole: 4.6mm. Weight: 6.63g.
Created on: Monday 19th September 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 20th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-DA869D
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Isle of Wight
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper-alloy bead of possible Iron Age date (c. 600 BC-AD 42). This annular bead has a central hole with parallel sides which has a diameter of 3.4mm. There are two parallel grooves around the girth. The bead has a matt dull green patina with some areas of corrosion. Diameter: 13.4mm; thickness: 6.6mm. Weight: 5.21g.
Created on: Saturday 17th September 2016
Last updated: Saturday 17th September 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SUR-1756DA
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possibly Iron Age copper alloy biconical bead with a well defined ridge on its circumference. The beads internal diameter is 6.75mm. The bead is corroded and the surface now uneven.
Created on: Thursday 8th September 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 8th November 2016
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Record ID: SUR-F1E71C
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A possibly Iron Age copper-alloy bead. The bead has two encircling girth grooves and two incomplete grooves around, one around each opening of the aperture. The latter measures 7mm in diameter.
Created on: Saturday 13th August 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 13th September 2016
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Record ID: KENT-B66B8B
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy ring-shaped probable bead, possibly of Iron Age or Roman in date. c. 800BC-410AD Description: The bead is in the form of annular ring with a medium central hole bordered by a ring and a circumferential rim around the body of the bead. The central perforation is hourglass-shaped. The object is a very dark green colour typical of patinated copper-alloy. Measurements: 12.85mm in diameter, 6.3mm thick and 3.44g in weight. Discussion: Dating is uncertain and it maybe the type is a widely used type through history, there is little consensus on the PAS database …
Created on: Friday 29th July 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 4th October 2016
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Record ID: SUR-7F953A
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Oxfordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper alloy bead, possibly of Iron Age date. The bead has a tapering raised band which occupies 300 degrees of the external diameter. The bead has grooves around both hole openings. The hole measures 4.98mm.
Created on: Sunday 27th March 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 6th April 2016
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Record ID: LIN-84C008
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy bead or ring, of probable Late Iron Age or Early Roman date. The bead is circular in plan and has a circular cross-section. The interior diamater of the bead is 9mm,while the external is 18.3mm. The surface is pitted probably due to post-depositional damage. The object has a dark green-dark brown patina. The object is possibly a harness fitting, bead or vessel decoration of Late Iron Age to early Roman date. Jackson (1990:49) illustrates similarly complete rings, with Nos. 154,155 and 156 having a similar exterior diameter, but with wider interiors. …
Created on: Thursday 3rd March 2016
Last updated: Wednesday 4th May 2016
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Record ID: BERK-CA3A83
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: West Berkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete copper alloy bead or ring, of probable Late Iron Age or Early Roman date. The bead is circular in plan and has a circular cross-section. The interior void is slightly sub-circular and measures 11mm wide. The external diamater of the bead is 25mm. The surface is pitted probably due to post-depositional damage while the metal has an shiny greeny-grey patina, which suggests a high tin content in the alloy. The object is possibly a harness fitting, bead or vessel decoration of Late Iron Age to early Roman date. Jackson (1990:49) illustrates similarly complete rings, with Nos. 1…
Created on: Thursday 11th February 2016
Last updated: Friday 24th March 2017
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Record ID: NLM-36ACA8
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Copper alloy probable bead. Cast biconvex sub-spherical bead with opposed everted collars around its stringing hole at either end. The medial circumference bears a series of [probably] ten lentoid bosses. The later Iron Age saw beads strung on necklaces or swags, though an object such as this might have served as the terminal for an object such as a torc or bangle. In this respect, the disparity in the size of the stringing hole on the two sides - between c.2.5mm and 3.5mm - might suggest this comes from a composite object. The finder kindly cites PAS record no. WAW-0348B1 as a possib…
Created on: Thursday 4th February 2016
Last updated: Monday 8th February 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Binbrook', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: KENT-43C2F9
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A copper-alloy ring likely a bead of Iron Age to early-medieval date. (c.800BC-700AD). The ring is not evenly shaped being thicker in one hemisphere than the other. The band is roughly D-shaped in profile although the inner side of the ring appears to have been bevelled to some degree. The surface is dark brown with some very sparse patches of dark green surface patination. Colour is slightly silvery which may suggest a high tin alloy. The ring is in relatively good condition which may suggest it comes from the latter end of the suggested date range. Measurements: 15.8mm diameter, …
Created on: Friday 18th December 2015
Last updated: Thursday 7th January 2016
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Record ID: NMS-2A8833
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Glass bead. Blue translucent glass, annular, with an off-centre rib around the outer edge and a groove around the hole on the wider side. Chipped. Diameter 13mm. Thickness 6.5mm. Diameter of central hole 4.5mm. Not closely dateable, Iron Age - Anglo-Saxon.
Created on: Thursday 17th December 2015
Last updated: Thursday 3rd January 2019
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Record ID: ESS-33CCA3
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An Iron Age-Roman glass bead, dating 800BC - AD100. This bead belongs to Guido's class 6, Oldbury type.It is made from blue and white glass and is roughly circular in shape, with a hole through the centre formed during manufacture with a mandrel. The white glass forms spirals at various points around the outside of the object. At these points nodules have been formed in the blue glass to emphasise the design. The nodules and spirals alternate between pairs and single features. A similar example has been recorded with the PAS (LON-041951), though that example had a copper alloy ring a…
Created on: Wednesday 11th November 2015
Last updated: Sunday 13th May 2018
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Record ID: PUBLIC-FBA25B
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An Iron Age copper-alloy cruciform bead from a beaded torc. The bead exhibits a flat plate with a central circular 10.45 mm diameter aperture and four peripheral equidistant projections of varying size, each having a convex outer face and flat inner face. The bead is in good condition with a smooth green/silver patina. Comparable with beads on a beaded torc found at Benwell, Northumberland, now in University Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne. Collection 1956 5.5A and with the Perdiswell Torc, Worcester, now in the British Museum. Museum number: 1993,0103.1. Published in MacGregor's Ca…
Created on: Wednesday 22nd July 2015
Last updated: Friday 14th August 2015
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Record ID: LEIC-93B1F3
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Iron age copper alloy bead 17mm long, 15mm wide and 6mm thick with a weight of 5.88grams. The object is oval in form and cross section and has a slightly off centre circular hole, positioned close to part of its outer edge which appears flatter than the rest. It has an obvious casting scar around its outer edge, but no sign of any other missing attachments. It is decorated with a series of four raised crescents on each side The object is similar in form to SUR-14AA83
Created on: Tuesday 23rd June 2015
Last updated: Saturday 6th February 2016
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Record ID: CAM-CF57E4
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Central Bedfordshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Late Iron Age or Roman (c.300 BC - AD 410) blue glass bead with white detail meandering across the external surface in gently recurving irregular loops. This bead is circular in shape with flattened, althoough not parallel to each other, upper and lower edges. It has a D-shaped cross section formed by convex outer edges and straight vertical edges to the perforation through the approximate centre of the bead. The bead has a diameter of 14.6mm, height or thickness of 7.4mm and weighs 1.74g. The perforation through the bead is circular and has a diameter of 6.7mm. The white decoration…
Created on: Wednesday 19th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
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Record ID: HAMP-FB9144
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A Late Iron Age or Roman (c.300 BC - AD 410) blue glass bead with a white trail. The bead is translucent and a bright royal blue in colour. A marvered white trail of opaque glass has been laid around the outside in a series of broad U shaped loops, with a shorter V shape at the point the ends of the trail meet (and presumably had run out of room). There is recent damage to the outside surface of the bead. The bead measures 18.36mm in diameter (internal diameter of the central hole 7.73mm), 9.06mm in thickness and weighs 3.31g. Cf. Guido, 1978; plate I, 10d.
Created on: Tuesday 28th October 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
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Record ID: LVPL-0624AD
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A stone bead of uncertain date. The object is circular in plan with a large central perforation. The internal diameter of the perforation measures 6.84mm. Each face is undecorated. The object has a smooth dark green patina and is scratched in several places probably due to the workings of the plough. Birgitta Hoffmann states: The bead is probably Iron Age. The inclusion of blue beads in Iron Age necklaces is well known, but in some cases blue stones are used. Typical for the Iron Age, rather than later periods is the comparatively large diameter of the perforation, which can be fou…
Created on: Friday 29th August 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 17th November 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barrow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SOM-FCF621
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Translucent blue-green glass bead with an opaque white-yellow trail, probably Late Iron Age to early Roman in date of Guido (1978) Class 11. The bead is slightly oval in plan, barrel shaped in profile with flat ends and convex curved sides. It has a square hole through the centre, distinctly larger at one side than the other (5.5 by 5mm compared to 4 by 3.6mm). It is a pale translucent green-blue colour. A trail of white-yellow opaque glass has been laid on the outside in a series of broad U shaped loops and then combed with a line drawn around the centre of the side creating a rounde…
Created on: Thursday 17th April 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Otterhampton CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-6674D1
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A late Iron Age - Roman copper alloy bead probably dating 100BC-AD410. The bead is biconical with a central circular perforation for suspension. The perforation is slightly off-centre. Museum of London conservators suggestedthis is a heavily leaded bronze but also noted that the material had a slightly odd, anomalous appearance that may be due to water-logged conditions. Similar examples can be found on the PAS database: NARC-6623C2 and examples made of glass can be found in Crummy (1995, no. 656). Dimensions: length: 10.66 mm; diameter: 14.70 mm; weight: 7.00g. Reference: …
Created on: Monday 27th January 2014
Last updated: Thursday 3rd December 2015
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Record ID: WMID-286827
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: West Sussex
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete copper alloy probable bead, of uncertain dating, but of probable Late Iron Age dating (50 BC to 200 AD). The ring is cylindrical and cast in one piece with a moulded exterior surface. This decoration is broadly symmetrical with two wide ribs, with a narrow rib to either side along the edge. The interior of the bead is plain and undecorated. It has a length of 15.5mm, a diameter of 20.5 mm and 2.5 mm thick. It weighs 11.8 g. It is a mid green colour, with an even surface patina. Abrasion, caused by movement whilst within the ploughsoil, has resulted in a loss of so…
Created on: Friday 24th January 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 3rd March 2015
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