Details for Gem

Use for all precious or semi-precious gemstones, and organic gems such as coral, pearl and amber.Examples of gems include amethyst, garnet, rock crystal, carnelian and so on (but jet or shale items have their own term and shell should be entered as 'animal skeletal material').Because this is a large catch-all category, it is essential to enter more information in the Description field.

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British Museum URI: 110194

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Record: NLM-913B21
Object type: POINT
Broadperiod: NEOLITHIC
Description: Grey flint point. A thin sub-triangular fl…
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Record: NLM-8E82EB
Object type: DEBITAGE
Broadperiod: NEOLITHIC
Description: Dark grey brown flint debitage. A tiny thi…
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Record: LON-9B6D66
Object type: INTAGLIO
Broadperiod: ROMAN
Description: A complete Roman carved red jasper intagl…
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Record: SUR-1D7B05
Object type: SEAL MATRIX
Broadperiod: MODERN
Description: A 19th century watch fob or pendant seal …
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