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Roman amber and emerald necklaces

Roman amber and emerald necklaces
4 0 c m
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.

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43 AD - 410 AD
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