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IRON AGE BEAD

Cast copper alloy bead. The bead is circular in plan and hexagonal in section being bi-conical. It is of irregular, thickness with the circular perforation set slightly off centre. No casting seam is visible. The original surface survives with a dark green patina, with areas of wear showing as lighter green. The bead has a diameter of 12.34 mm, is 7.22 mm thick and weighs 3.64g. Beads are difficul…