Roman Crystal Rock, Carnelian and Gold Beads

Culture: Roman
Period: 2nd-3rd century A.D.
Material: Crystal Rock, Carnelian and Gold
Dimensions: 22.3 cm long; 12.3 gram
Price: Sold
Ref: 3584
Provenance: Collection Karawani, Paris, acquired in the 1970s. Since then in a family estate.
Condition: Beads are intact and of beautiful quality.
Description: Ensemble of belonging beads from an imperial necklace. Four ring-shaped rock crystal beads are followed by carnelian beads with fine gold discs in between. In the centre a large, biconical carnelian bead. The ensemble is modern strung on a plastic cord with a clasp. A rethreading to wear the ancient jewellery as a bracelet is recommended.