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St Patrick's Isle Pagan Lady Burial Glass Bead

Date made: Viking: 800-1265

Description: Cylindrical, cobalt blue with composite decoration comprising blue and white cables (reticella rods) applied at both ends. The centre has three applied spots of glass creating whorls, with a translucent blue matrix and opaque white interlocking curves.

Scientific analysis of chemical composition by Julian Henderson showed a content of mostly silica dioxide for the matrix (both blue and white glass).

Part of conjectured necklace reconstruction (left side).

Measurements: 7mm; hole 2.5mm x 17mm

Materials: glass

Date found: 1984-09-07

Object name: bead

Collection: Archaeology Collection

ID number: 1984-0016/95


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