Roman amber and emerald necklaces

 
Roman amber and emerald necklaces
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 28cm

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From right to left: Necklace of amber beads. It is not known if the necklace is complete. The necklace is made of small barrel shaped beads 5-5.5mm long & 6 ring beads spaced at intervals of 8-10 beads. The string that holds the beads is original. It was found in Old Jewry, the bed of the Walbrook, City of London, 1934. Emerald necklace. The necklace is composed of 7 hexagonal emerald (beryl) beads on a gold chain. The links are flat, figure-of-eight shaped, attached to the beads by straight pieces of gold wire threaded through beads and then twisted through main link. Found at Cannon Street, London.

Image Details

Date
 
43 AD - 410 AD
Image Number
 
000391

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