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Genuine ancient Roman beads: Roman mosaic glass wreath bead, 1 cent BC - 1 cent For Sale


Genuine ancient Roman beads: Roman mosaic glass wreath bead, 1 cent BC - 1 cent


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Genuine ancient Roman beads: Roman mosaic glass wreath bead, 1 cent BC - 1 cent:
$1,800

Roman bead
Date: 1 century BCE- 1 century
Mosaic glass


Bead's matrix is formed by folding a premanufactured mosaic strip over a rod. Central band is composed of cane sections of interlocking branches and leaves of the bay laurel (Laurus nobilis), forming a complete circular laurel wreath - a powerful symbol of victory since antiquity.
Intact, very good condition.
Height 14 mm, diameter 15 mm

For similar beads 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. 159: 204-2



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