Roman Coral & Blue Glass Eye Bead Protective Amulet 100 B.c. – 300 A.d.

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Seller: whitefire7 (1,176) 100%, Location: Rossendale, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 273856153740 ROMAN CORAL & BLUE GLASS EYE BEAD PROTECTIVE AMULET 100 B.C. – 300 A.D.The item for sale is a Roman Glass square shaped eye bead with two large eyes and two small eyes. The bead has an glass coral body with raised inset eyes with blue centres, circa 100 B.C. – 300 A.D. +or -.It measures 1.59 cm by 1.4 cm approximatelyLondon collection, UK; 1970'sThis is a really attractive eye bead and was very popular 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 and would 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. No breaks or repairs. 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: good condition., Provenance: London collection, UK; 1970's, Colour: see photographs, Type: Eye Bead, Material: Glass

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