Roman Orange Glass Bead Necklace

£ 75.00

A restrung Roman glass necklace formed from vibrant amber-hued beads. The necklace consists of varying shaped beads, of elongated and cylindrical beads. They are initially small and yellow hued, which then increase in size to larger amber examples. At its centre there is a dark amber drop pendant, creating a pleasing centrepiece. The necklace is finished with a silver clasp (please be aware the clasp has not been professionally tied).

Date: Circa 1st - 4th Century AD
Condition: Excellent. Suitable for modern use.


SKU: RH-05 Category:

Roman glass was one of the most popular materials within the Roman Empire. The technique of glass-blowing revolutionised Roman glass technology from the 1st century AD. Glass items became so popular that other forms of Roman houseware became discontinued. Like in many cultures, coloured glass was used across the Roman Empire in jewellery and mosaics. Metal oxides were used to colour the naturally occurring aqua-hued glass. Amber tones were created with the addition of iron-sulfur, which was added to the silica and soda used to make Roman glass.

For more information about Roman glass, please see our blog post: Ancient Glass

Weight 12.4 g
Dimensions L 38.5 cm



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