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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Strands: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1114516





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Spectacular Necklace of Ancient Romano British Beads
This extraordinary necklace of 2000-year-old beads was acquired in its present form from a specialist dealer in London about 30 years ago. Measuring almost 17 1/4 inches plus clasp, the strand is weighty with colorful beads of ceramic, glass and natural stone, a few of which appear to be amber.

According to an expert, this is the sort of strand created by Britons of the Anglo-Saxon period, using beads left by the Romans (who occupied Britain from the 1st through the 3rd century). Similar examples have been found in burials circa 600-1000, so this group of beads may very well have been worn together for that long! The latest restringing probably took place at least a century ago, based on the Victorian fish-hook clasp. That makes the necklace even more special, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to restring the beads again soon, for security's sake.

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