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An ancient Sassanian glass bead strand

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Pre 1492: item # 1172243

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An ancient Sassanian glass bead strand
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Measuring 47.3 cm (18 5/8") including the 14 kt gold clasp, this ancient glass bead strand dates to the Sassanian period (3rd to mid 7th century AD). It features a balanced mix of mostly green and blue beads with transparent silver, gold and colorless beads tapering in size at the ends. Bead diameter ranges from 3 to 12 mm. Condition is very good considering the age of this strand, with one cracked clear bead near the center (see enlargement 8). There are two brass beads on each end of the necklace. The Sassanid Empire encompassed all of today's Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, eastern Syria, the Caucasus, southwestern Central Asia, part of Turkey, certain coastal parts of the Arabian Peninsula, the Persian Gulf area, and some areas of Baluchistan (Pakistan).

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