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Roman reticella bead
Date: 1 century BCE
Compressed sphere - shaped bead's matrix is formed over a rod. White trails applied at the each end. Premanufactured reticella cane of twisted translucent and white glass applied along equatorial line.
Intact, excellent condition.
Height 11 mm, diameter 14 mm
For similar beads in museum collection see:
-Véronique Arveiller-Dulong, Marie-Dominique Nenna. Les Verres antiques du Musée du Louvre III : Parure, instruments et éléments d’incrustation, Paris, Éditions du Louvre, Somogy, 2011, p. 81, 141a