Rare Ancient Roman Mosaic Glass Bead Middle East

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  • Sold Date: Oct 14, 2007
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Rare Ancient Roman Mosaic Glass Bead Middle East
Rare Ancient Roman Mosaic Glass Bead / Middle East 100 BC- 400 AD

This extremely rare Roman mosaic glass bead dates to approximately 100 BC to 400 AD or earlier and was found in the Middle East .

This bead has an exquisite design and wonderful colors.

This extremely rare bead shows a beautiful original patina and wear.

T are no repairs.

Expected corrosion and wear are a consequence of age and extended burial.

Some original sedimentary deposition has been retained on part of the surface.

This Roman mosaic glass bead is 100 % genuine.

The size of bead is 7 mm x 6.5 mm

The stringing holes have a diameter of 2.1 mm.

The weight is 0.5 grams.

Glass making was invented more than 2,000 years before the Roman Empire

The terms "Roman" or "Roman-period" glass are used to describe glass production from 100 BC to AD 400 within the boundaries of the Roman Empire .

Since approximately 1500 BCE colored Roman Glass was made in Egypt , Palestine and Syria (Mesopotamian Empire). With the growing Roman Empire also the glass blowing techniques spread.

With the invention of the blowing pipe technique glass making was completely modernized and glass was able to be shaped freely by hand. Under the reign of the first Emperor A
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