Roman Green Glass Bead Necklace

£ 75.00

A restrung Ancient Roman necklace composed of circular and cylindrical beads of different hues of green. Each bead is unique in translucency, colour, texture, and shape which creates a wonderful mosaic-like impression. The beads increase in size towards the centre, at which is a pendant composed of three beads, creating a pleasing balance. Such necklaces testify to the popularity of glass ornaments across the Roman Empire. The necklace is finished with a silver clasp (please be aware the clasp has not been professionally tied).


Date: Circa 1st - 3rd Century AD
Condition: Fine condition.


SKU: NS-10 Category:

The mass production of glass in Ancient Rome prompted the development of glass jewellery. The ageing process of glass endows Roman glass jewellery with unique qualities. For instance, contaminants manufactured into the glass, exposed to the surrounding environment over thousands of years, result in beautiful lustres and speckling, where the glass might formerly have been transparent.

To find out more about Roman glass please see our relevant blog posts: Ancient Glass and Collecting Roman Glass.

Weight 8.8 g
Dimensions L 43 cm



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