100 A.d. - 300 A.d Roman Coral Glass Bead With Panels & Raised Stratified Eyes

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Seller: whitefire7 (1,176) 100%, Location: ROSSENDALE, Lancashire, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 273824197114 100 A.D. - 300 A.D ROMAN CORAL GLASS BEAD WITH PANELS & RAISED STRATIFIED EYESThe Roman Coral coloured Glass squat shaped bead has white glass trailed panels each containing a yellow and coral glass raised stratified eyes. circa 100 AD – 200 AD +or -.All patina and weathering are commensurate with its age. A good complex example with all the eyes intact. It has has a hole running vertically through for threading. Condition: Good collectable condition priced to sell. No breaks or repairs. It measures 15 mm by 8 mm thick, 3/2mm / 2.6mm string hole approximately Collected in the 1970sThis is a really attractive glass Roman bead a popular design throughout the ancient world. Beads ornamented with spots or other circular designs that we believe represented eyes represent a very large proportion of all beads made in antiquity. The eye symbol has always played an important role in magic beliefs and practices. Eye beads were commonly seen as apotropaic [apotropaic: having the power to prevent evil or bad luck], their primary function being that of protecting against the ‘Evil Eye.These beads were traded extensively throughout the ancient world. This is a wonderful example, will complement any serious bead collection. (Lois Sherr Dubin bead chart - 418c, 494)This ancient glass bead displays some weathering to the surface from usage. It would be a quality addition to any bead collection, a must have for any ancient bead collector, from my personal collection.Thank YouNO RESTORATION SEE PICTURES FOR CONDITIONInternational signed for shipping £9 EASY PAYMENT METHODS PAYPAL, UK CHEQUE, POSTAL ORDER.I POST TO ALL WORLD LOCATIONSSPECIAL DELIVERY OPTION (on request) COMES WITH £500 COMPENSATION COVER. Please check other interesting items from my collection that I will be listing over the next few weeks Condition: ancient bead and has some weathering to the surface, in good condition., Colour: see photographs and description, Provenance: Collected in the 1970s, Material: Glass, Type: Bead

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