Ancient Roman Bead With 4 Small Raised Stratified Eyes 100 A.d. – 300 A.d.

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Seller: whitefire7 (1,179) 100%, Location: ROSSENDALE, Lancashire, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 273808243864 The item for sale is an ancient Roman Glass squat shaped Bead with four raised stratified eyes. The bead has an very pale blue body with raised stratified eyes. The eyes are coral with black raised centres, the holes have a coral trailed glass, circa 500 BC – 200 BC +or -.This is a really attractive glass Roman bead with interesting colouration. 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.All patina and weathering are commensurate with its age. A good 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 16.23 mm by 11.46 mm thick, 4.12/3.37 mm string hole approximatelyFormally in a Russian art collection, London, UK, before 1995It 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: Formally in a Russian art collection, London, 1995, Material: Glass, Type: Bead

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