Pendant, Glass, green, Roman

Production date
Circa 3rd Century CE
Country
Italy
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Object detail

Description
Roman, complete olive coloured opaque green glass pendant, circular in shape, with moulded loop for suspension. Piece lacks decoration.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Roman
Production date
Circa 3rd Century CE
Measurements
L20mm x W16mm x D9mm
Media/Materials description
Glass
History and use
Glass was a more affordable alternative to the expensive items favoured by the rich. The Romans extensively used glass in necklaces to help imitate precious stones. Necklaces were often made with individual beads, which could be redesigned as desired. Gold and precious gems could be removed in times of necessity. This piece was likley strung with others on a necklace, with small green spacer beads between.
Registration number
E40186

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