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    • Period from: ROMAN
    • Primary material: Glass

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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-3E3621
Object type: UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Rotherham
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Record ID: NLM-867139
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Powder-blue opaque possible glass bead fragment. A large gadrooned or vertically ribbed melon bead with a central moulded aperture of diameter in excess of 11mm, and with a flat rim at either side. This oversized stringing hole would have complicated the stringing of this object with other beads of more conventional sizes. A function as a toggle to fasten a belt or girdle might also be entertained - the aperture is over-sized for this to have been an early spindle whorl. The finder kindly suggests an Anglo-Saxon date. While such an object might be reused at that time, the form is Earl…
Created on: Monday 5th February 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 6th February 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Swinhope', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-328229
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A small sherd of blue-green vessel glass, possibly from a vessel dating to the Roman period. The sherd is slightly convex in section and the outer surface of the sherd is horizontally ribbed and grooved. The sherd measures 21mm in length, 15mm in width and 3mm in thickness.
Created on: Thursday 1st February 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: BH-F0DD64
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Darlington
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A turquoise glass bead dating to the Roman period. The bead is rectangular in plan and hexagonal in section, with a central circular perforation. The bead measures 11mm in length, 7mm in diameter, the perforation has a diameter of 2mm.
Created on: Monday 29th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 12th June 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-21136A
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: ROMAN
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete red glass paste intaglio from a plate brooch of Roman date, c.AD 100 - 300. The intaglio is ovate and sits within a thin copper-alloy setting. The intaglio features a crude design, possibly a crude bust, though it cannot be sufficiently distinguished. The object is 15.7mm long, 13.4mm wide, 2.2mm thick and weighs 1.1g.
Created on: Friday 19th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 8th February 2018
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Record ID: DENO-4DAC21
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Blue glass bead of uncertain date. Beads made of light blue glass are very difficult to date and could be from any period from Roman to modern. The bead measures 7.3mm in diameter and 9.6mm thick. The perforation is drilled and measures 3.6mm in diameter. The bead weighs 0.81g
Created on: Tuesday 9th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
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Record ID: DENO-7D6766
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A blue glass bead of uncertain date. Beads made of light blue glass are very difficult to date and could be from any period from Roman to modern. The bead measures 7.7 mm long and 8.5 mm in diameter. The perforation is drilled and measures 3.4 mm in diameter. The bead weighs 0.68 g.
Created on: Monday 18th December 2017
Last updated: Monday 18th December 2017
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Record ID: DENO-ABEF13
Object type: BEAD
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Nottinghamshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A glass late Roman to Anglo-Saxon bead dating to the fourth to seventh centuries AD. The bead is globular and decorated with white and pale blue crossed waves and yellow and green eyes. It is made from opaque black glass with six pellets of opaque yellow glass arranged around the edge. Each yellow glass pellet has a translucent green glass pellet near its centre. These pellets are known as 'eyes'. Additionally there is a pattern of raised lines of opaque white and pale blue glass, known as crossed waves. These lines are incomplete, indicating that some of the glass has worn away. T…
Created on: Friday 8th December 2017
Last updated: Thursday 14th December 2017
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Record ID: SOM-D9A035
Object type: VESSEL
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Part of the base of a Roman glass prismatic jar (square or rectangular). The piece consists of part of the base in one corner showing the jar had slightly concave sides and has broken where the base turns up to the side. The base was concave and thickened towards the middle but the entre of the middle does not survive and with the incomplete edges the original size is unclear. The glass is a clear, translucent pale blue with elongated airbubbles. The fragment is 30.1mm long, 32.5mm wide and 10.3mm thick and weighs 11.60 grams. It is possible SOM-D8B7B2 found near by was the sid…
Created on: Thursday 16th November 2017
Last updated: Thursday 16th November 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Priddy CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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