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St Patrick's Isle Pagan Lady Burial Glass Bead

Date made: Viking: 800-1265

Description: Cylindrical, with opaque composite decoration. Translucent black, decorated with three red crossed swags enclosing sections of millefiori made from opaque white and pink glass.

Scientific analysis of chemical composition by Julian Henderson showed a content of mostly silica dioxide for the pink millefiori decoration.

Part of conjectured necklace reconstruction (right side).

Measurements: 12mm; hole 3mm x 10mm

Materials: glass

Date found: 1984-09-07

Object name: bead

Collection: Archaeology Collection

ID number: 1984-0016/81


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