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Seven amethyst beads

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posted on 27.10.2021, 07:20 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Gatty Slip for M699: 47 amethyst beads of all sizes found on Sibertswold & Barfreston 1772-1773 (all on one tablet).Continuation of M 6599 (a). String of seven graded sized amethyst beads on wire:7) Large drop-shaped, length 3.2 cm, well shaped, mottled coloration, darker at one end.8) Large drop-shaped, length 2.9 cm, well shaped, pale near white, dulled, slightly chipped.9) Large drop-shaped, length 2.9 cm, rather thick, mottled coloration.10) Large drop-shaped, length 2.8 cm, rather thin and warped, sharp edges, deeper colour, better polish.11) Long, thin, barrel-shaped, length 3.2cm, good deep colour and good polish.12) Stubbier, thick, drop-shaped, length 2.3 cm, mottled coloration, but good polish.13) Small, thinner, length 1.7 cm, mottled coloration but good polish.Either Sibertswold or Barfriston; original label indicated M6599, Crundale 1757, but this is an error.

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Grave ID

Unknown Sibertswold Downs and Barfrestone Grave

Barfrestone or Sibertswold Downs

Sibertswold or Barfrestone

Object ID

M6599b

Catalogue Number

M 6599 (b)

Material

amethyst (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; amethyst) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

beads (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; beads) (Antiquarian Keyword; N/A)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

bead

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