A Large Roman Glass Crumb Bead, Late Roman Imperial Period, ca. 3rd - 5th century CE
Black glass barrel-shaped bead, with small - medium sized crumbs in red, yellow, white, and blue.
For a related example see: Spaer, M., Barag, D., Ornan, T., & Neuhaus, T. (2001). Ancient glass in the Israel Museum: Beads and other small objects. Jerusalem: Israel Museum, p. 129 #226-228
Condition: Losses to the surface, particularly to one side, otherwise intact and in good condition overall.
Dimensions: Width: 3/4 inch (2 cm)
Provenance: Private collection of an English lady, by descent.
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