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Record ID: WILT-0F9701
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
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Incomplete (slightly damaged) Bronze Age or Early-Medieval amber bead. It is conical in shape with a rounded body, being 11.9mm diameter at the centre and 4.7 and 5.9mm diameter at the ends The central piercing is 2.8mm diameter and the bead weighs 0.97g. The bead is 15.3mm long. The damage has occurred at one of the ends. Beads, to be worn on a string (and often found in graves), were popular in Early-Medieval times, amber being the second most popular material used after glass. Amber beads are also common Early to Middle Bronze Age burial finds.
Created on: Monday 2nd October 2006
Last updated: Tuesday 14th June 2016
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