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White-metal bead, remains of string

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posted on 27.10.2021, 19:21 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Silver bead, length 2.9cm. Constructed from 4 boat-shaped pieces of sheet silver, sweated together to make nearly invisible joints at centre, and more obvious joints at sides. Each has deep groove along inmost edge, making double groove down centre of bead, and each has three transverse grooves across middle. Some thread survived when found.

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Grave ID

Sibertswold Downs Grave 31

Object ID

M6458

Catalogue Number

M 6458

Material

white metal (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; silver) (Antiquarian Material; silver)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

bead (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; bead, thread) (Antiquarian Keyword; bead, string)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

bead

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