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IRON AGE BEAD

A complete annular glass bead with a diameter of 19.8mm. It is olive green, with dark yellow green swirling impurities, flaking pale iridescence. The perforation, which has a diameter of 7.5mm is slightly off-centre. The bead is 8.5-10mm high and weighs 4.5g. Monochrome annular beads have been found in both late Iron Age and Roman contexts and are difficult to date precisely (Guido 1978, 65-6 g…