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St Patrick's Isle Pagan Lady Burial Amber Bead

Date made: Viking: 800-1265

Description: Symmetrical annular bead with large central hole. Finely polished semi-translucent orange with some internal fracture lines.

Found in the waist area to the left of the skeleton and was associated with the slightly smaller amber bead (1984-0016/46) and the ammonite fossil (1984-0016/26). All three were most likely originally suspended from the waist.

Measurements: 33mm; hole 17mm x 6mm

Materials: amber

Date found: 1984-09-02

Object name: bead

Collection: Archaeology Collection

ID number: 1984-0016/47


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