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Roman Crumb Decorated Glass Bead

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Price: $40.00
Item Number: CA-15-453

CULTURE / REGION OF ORIGIN: Roman Empire, Central or Eastern Mediterranean.

DATE: 1st - 4th Century AD

DIMENSIONS:  1.95 cm (0.76 in.) diameter

DESCRIPTION: Intact. A doughnut shaped blue glass Roman bead, crumb decorated with flecks of red, white and yellow glass, worked in the flame and marvered flush with the bead's surface. Very minor surface chipping but otherwise well preserved surfaces and strong colors. Wearable.

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a Canadian private collection

COMPARISONS: See Maud Spaer,Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum, Beads and Other Small Objects, catalog #s 226-228 for similar examples.