Roman, complete olive coloured opaque green glass pendant, circular in shape, with moulded loop for suspension. Piece lacks decoration.
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Roman
Circa 3rd Century CE
L20mm x W16mm x D9mm
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.