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MOSAIC ROMAN GLASS BEAD WITH FLOWER

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 29, 2012

MOSAIC ROMAN GLASS BEAD WITH FLOWER of Hans van Rossum

Size↑0.3 cm | ø 0.9 cm

 

Origin: Presumably from Alexandria, Egypt Ptolemaic

 

Date: – early Roman Period, end of the 3rd century BC- 1st century AD.

 

Description: Almost circular mosaic bead of moss green glass exhibits a central rosette of white glass embedded in a field of black glass, encircled with a line of white glass and surrounded by fifteen oval spots of white glass.  The surfaces are glossy, suggesting that they were polished. Perforated to be strung. In a very good condition.

 

Reference: Reflections on Ancient Glass from the Borowski Collection, R.S. Bianchi (ed) no. EG – 28e

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