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Early medieval large glass beads from Poland: utilitarian and social functions

Velké skleněné korále v raně středověkém Polsku: užitková a sociální funkce

The study focuses on the early medieval large glass beads from the area of Poland, i.e. specimens whose diameter equals at least 1.5 cm but usually ca. 2 cm or more. The main aim of this study is to define their function, considering precise context of discovery of particular specimens, metric data and microscopic analyses. Another important task of the study is to determine whether large beads we…