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    • Period from: ROMAN
    • Primary material: Glass

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Record ID: LEIC-B4FA3B
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
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Roman or Saxon glass bead, Thickness: 4 mm, diameter: 11 mm, weight: 0.54 g. The bead is circular in form and oval in cross section. It is formed of a Semi-circular cross sectioned band of vivid blue glass. There is no obvious decoration.
Created on: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 26th September 2018
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Record ID: SOM-7FE35B
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Dorset
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A fragment of clear, uncoloured glass dating from either the Roman period or Post-medieval. The fragment is very roughly triangular in shape measuring 41.5mm by 39.4mm by 29.7mm. It is of uneven thickness to a maximum of 2.3mm. The piece is curved, the degree of curvature (i.e. distance from the central part of the convex area to a line joining the furthest extremities) being c7mm. Very small air bubbles can be seen within the glass as well as specks of other material that are mostly very small though one irregular piece measures c6 x 3mm. There are faint striations created during its …
Created on: Thursday 30th August 2018
Last updated: Sunday 2nd September 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'West Stour CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-6ECE8A
Object type: GLASS WORKING DEBRIS
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Rotherham
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Four piece of melted and deformed glass, probably of Roman date, AD 43 - 410. Three are pale green and one is almost clear with a bright blue/purple tint. All are partially patinated. Some have distinct layers of glass. Together they weigh 67.3g.
Created on: Friday 17th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 28th August 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-6EBD49
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Rotherham
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A fragment of glass probably from a bowl or similar vessel of probable Roman date, AD 43 - 410. The fragment is a a rim sherd formed from very dark blue translucent glass with no visible striations or bubbles. The rim is beaded and though the fragment is too small to be confident when projecting a rim diameter, it could be about 120mm. The wall of the vessel also slopes outwards at the top. The fragment is 31.1mm long, 38.9mm wide and 4.4mm thick. 9.2g.
Created on: Friday 17th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 28th August 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-6EAA9A
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Rotherham
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A fragment of glass probably from a vessel of probable Roman date, AD 43 - 410. The fragment is a undulating rod of roughly D shaped section, broken at both ends. It is formed from very pale blue glass with no visible striations or bubbles. It could be a detatched piece of decorative trailing. It is 47mm long, 9.6mm wide and 7mm thick. 5g.
Created on: Friday 17th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 28th August 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-6E20D3
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Rotherham
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An assemblage of 13 glass bottle fragments of probable Roman date, AD 43 - 410. There are 8 rims, four neck gragments and one base. 1. The whole of the rim and neck in light blue coloured glass. Rim has an external diameter of 26.1mm and internal opening of 12.1mm. The rim is almost flat across the mouth and is square. The neck is 20.5mm diameter at the top, and 22.8mm at the start of the shoulder. There are circumferential striations in the glass, and some air bubbles, and no evidence of mould lines. 34.4mm tall, and 20.9g. 2. The whole of the rim and neck in glass with a slight blu…
Created on: Friday 17th August 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 28th August 2018
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Record ID: BH-85E40E
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Bedford
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A fragment of a Roman blue/green glass prismatic bottle dating 1st-3rd century.A.D The fragment is roughly trapezoidal in plan and rectangular in cross-section. The edges are roughly broken and both the upper and lower surfaces are heavily scratched. The fragment measures 31mm in length, 23mm in width and is 3.5mm thick. It weighs 3.7 grams.
Created on: Monday 6th August 2018
Last updated: Friday 7th September 2018
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Record ID: NMS-1C01BD
Object type: WINDOW GLASS
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
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Two fragments of Roman pale green window glass, thicknesses 3 and 4mm, and a molten fragment of turquoise glass which may possibly be from a vessel, weight 11g. Mid 1st - 4th century.
Created on: Friday 20th July 2018
Last updated: Friday 20th July 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-A2F786
Object type: BOTTLE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: North Yorkshire
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A glass bottle fragment of probable Roman date, AD 43 - 410. The fragment is the complete rim and incomplete neck in very light pink glass. The rim has an external diameter of 25.3mm and is sub-circular, and the internal opening diameter is 12.8mm. The top of the rim is flat and the sides are bevelled. The neck is 21.8mm diameter at the top, and is incomplete. There are occasional bubbles in the glass, and no evidence of mould lines. 26.1mm tall and 10.8g.
Created on: Monday 2nd July 2018
Last updated: Friday 31st August 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-3E3621
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of glass, probably of Roman date, about AD 43 - 410. The piece is a short rod, sub-circular in section and curled over at one end forming a rounded coil. The other end is incomplete and rough. It is not clear whether this is an intentional shape, or one resulting from glass working or post depositional melting. The glass is translucent with a slight green/blue tinge. There are lots of bubbles internally, and some darker streaks. It is 29.4mm long, 14.8mm wide and 15.5mm thick. 5.9g.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 30th May 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-5704DB
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cumbria
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Blue glass melon bead of probable Roman date, c. 43 - 410 AD. The bead is broadly spherical in shape with wide pointed ridges running diagonally down the sides in a decorative style known as gadrooning. A circular hole runs through the centre of the bead. The edges of the hole are rounded and not crisp. The original shape of the bead is largely obscured by a large degree of surface wear. The bead is now light blue and matt, with white mottling. There is a small circular perforation at one side of the bead which is angled and does not pierce through entirely. The bead is broadly D-shape…
Created on: Friday 11th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 17th May 2018
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Record ID: LANCUM-568C6E
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Blue glass bead of uncertain but probably Roman date, c. 43 - 410 AD. The bead is broadly spherical in shape and is slightly pointed on one side. The bead is D-shaped in section. A hole runs through the centre of the bead; this is circular at one end but oval at the other, suggesting that it has been bored through from one side. Faint horizontal linear grooves run around the widest part of the bead, perhaps serving a decorative function or as the result of the manufacturing process. The bead is light blue in colour with translucent yellow patches. The surface exhibits a number of large…
Created on: Friday 11th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 17th May 2018
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Record ID: GLO-86C91E
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: South Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fourteen glass beads that are spherical to sub-spherical in form, each with a large off-centre hole. Seven of the beads are an opaque off-white colour; one is a semi-translucent orange, one is an opaque black; one is a translucent blue; one is a transparent blue; one is a transparent white, one is an opaque green and one is a transparent green. The average size is Diameter 9mm, height 7mm, weight 0.55g with the largest Diameter 12mm, height 5mm, weight 0.69g and the smallest Diameter 5mm, height 5mm, weight 0.21g Glass beads are very difficult to date with any certainty. Due to a lac…
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 12th June 2018
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Record ID: GLO-867B76
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: South Gloucestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Sixteen blue glass beads that are spherical in form with a large off centre hole. Most of the beads are an opaque light blue colour, but three of the examples are semi-translucent dark blue colour. The average size is Diameter 10mm, height 8mm, weight 0.81g with the largest Diameter 11mm, height 10mm, weight 1.49g and the smallest Diameter 7mm, height 6mm, weight 0.38g Glass beads are very difficult to date with any certainty. They are often thought to be Roman in date though blue glass beads were commonly for use in spangles on lace making bobbins in the 19th century. Due to a lack …
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 12th June 2018
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Record ID: KENT-0585C3
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Kent
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete, glass, aqua-blue bead of possibly Roman date c.43-200 AD. Description: This glass donut-shaped bead, now broken in half, would have been circular in plan and ovoid in profile. The glass is a light aqua/turquoise colour and clear. Dimensions: Width 11.03mm, height 5.30mm, thickness 4.35mm and weight 0.34g.
Created on: Wednesday 25th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 25th April 2018
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Record ID: LIN-DE130A
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A broken piece of green glass. The item is oval in plan and in section, and has a patinated and irregular exterior surface. One side of the oval has been broken, which exposes a bright green interior.
Created on: Monday 23rd April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Torksey area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-724661
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An incomplete glass object, possibly a bead. The surface of the item comrpises one clear break, while the rest of the surface is irregular and pitted, thus rendering the identification of the original shape difficult. The glass is light blue in colour and contains small air bubbles. The dating of this item is problematic; glass beads were used especially in the Roman and Early Medieval periods.
Created on: Wednesday 18th April 2018
Last updated: Thursday 19th April 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Torksey area', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: PUBLIC-25974A
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cornwall
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A wound translucent light green glass melon bead with seven cut grooves defining seven lobed gadroons. The central perforation has an internal diameter of 4.8 mm measured from both sides. There is evidence of wear on both sides of the central perforation, suggesting this bead was part of a necklace at some period. The bead is slightly mis-shaped which can be caused by not holding the bead horizontally in the flame when forming the bead. The grooves have been cut with a sharp blade and a few are not vertical, but out of alignment. The glass contains air bubbles and some damage to the gl…
Created on: Wednesday 21st March 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th April 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D33F20
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete glass bead of uncertain date. The bead is circular in plan with a slightly off-central circular perforation. The glass is a semi-translucent dark blue colour. The bead is 12.9mm in diameter, 5.9mm thick and weighs 1.2g. The perforation is 5.7mm in diameter. Glass beads are very difficult to date with any certainty. They are often thought to be Roman in date though blue glass beads were commonly for use in spangles on lace making bobbins in the 19th century. Due to a lack of contextual evidence and any diagnostic features it is not possible to date this object any more…
Created on: Monday 5th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 5th March 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-AA2C19
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Rotherham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A collection of 12 glass beads of possible Roman date, AD 43 - 410. The beads are varied in shape and colour. They range from dark blue through royal blue, to light blue (both translucent and opaque) and turquoise, green, yellow as well as mottled cream and blue. They are mainly annular or globular beads, some more rounded and some more cylindrical. They all have circular central holes of varying diameter from 1-3mm. Birgitta Hoffmann (Pers. Comm.) draws attention to the bead at the top left appearing to be cased colourless over blue glass and the one at the bottom right apparently…
Created on: Monday 19th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th March 2018
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