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St Patrick's Isle Pagan Lady Burial Glass Bead

Date made: Viking: 800-1265

Description: Cylindrical, opaque yellow bead with three millefiori motifs each comprising a central red dot with straight dark purpley-red and white lines radiating outwards.

Scientific analysis of chemical composition by Julian Henderson showed a content of mostly silica dioxide for the matrix and for all three decorative colours.

Part of conjectured necklace reconstruction (left side).

Measurements: 7.5mm; hole 3mm x 7mm

Materials: glass

Date found: 1984-09-05

Object name: bead

Collection: Archaeology Collection

ID number: 1984-0016/61


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