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ROMAN BEAD

A fragment of a faience melon bead, with about 50% surviving. There are nine slightly diagonal grooves. Very pale blue/grey, with slight traces of pale blue glaze in some of the grooves and on the internal surface. It weighs 2.12g and is 14mm high, with a diameter of 21mm. The diameter of the perforation is 6.1mm.This type of bead was in use during the 1st and 2nd centuries, being most common in t…