Anglo-Saxon 'Biconical' Glass Bead 019920

Anglo-Saxon 'Biconical' Glass Bead 019920
Anglo-Saxon 'Biconical' Glass Bead
Glass, 3.83 grams, 16.27 mm. 5th-7th century AD. A heavy bead in dark blue glass, biconical in profile with a light blue circumferential zigzag trail. The use of larger sizes and darker glass is associated with Germanic rather than Roman production (Brugmann, p.28). Reference: Brugmann, B. Glass Beads from Early Anglo-Saxon Graves, Oxford, 2004. Very fine condition, some chipping to the surface. Provenance: from an old English collection, found Wigan, Lancashire.
 
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