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Glasgow Hills, Roman British. Hexagonal-sectioned bead in marbled green-and-yellow glass. The surface is somewhat decayed and pitted. The beads match those in necklace 1981,0201.31. For more details, and examples of parallels, see Johns and Potter (1983) 'The Thetford Treasure: Roman Jewellery and Silver' Cat. 43-46. Accession No. 1981,0201.42, 1981,0201.43, 1981,0201.44, 1981,0201.45, 1981,0201.46





Site Name: Bear House Field, Caerleon, Grid Reference: ST 33 91. Gold glass bead. Accession No. 54.389B/11.1














Biconical Glass Bead. Site Name: Caerleon Fortress Baths, Caerleon. Grid Reference: ST 33 91. length / mm:5.0. Accession no. 81.79H/20.9.











Glass Melon Bead. Unprovenanced. The bead is circular in plan with a central hole. The inner hole surface is smooth and the outer is adorned with regular longitudinal ridges and groves. maximum diameter / mm:30 height / mm:20

minimum diameter / mm:12 Accession No. 2017.26H/3.






Square sectioned bead. Site Name: Caerleon Fortress Baths, Caerleon. Grid Reference: ST 33 91. A small, square-sectioned cuboid bead, consisting of three bands of glass, the outer ones are opaque pale blue, but the central band has decayed and now appears as opaque white. length / mm:6.0 width / mm:4.0 Accession No. 81.79H/20.76.




Tubular blue bead. Site Name: Gelligaer, Caerphilly. Grid Reference: ST 1349 9701. length / mm:13 thickness / mm:7 Accession No. 09.173/2.







Roman Annular Bead. D-sectioned body with small perforation. Dark blue ground, marvered meandering opaque white trail. Site Name: Usk Detention Centre, Usk. Grid Reference: SO 3801 0057. height / mm:13.8 maximum diameter / mm:17.5

diameter / mm:2.5 (perforation). Accession No. 82.10H/11.7.








Roman Annular Bead. Site Name: Gelligaer, Caerphilly. Grid Reference: ST 1349 9701. Dark blue with three white and amber 'eyes'. diameter / mm:21

thickness / mm:7. Accession No. 09.173/1.




Roman Annular Bead. Site Name: Usk Detention Centre, Usk. Grid Reference: SO 3801 0057D-sectioned body with large perforation. Pale blue-green ground, with marvered meandering dark blue and opaque white twisted cord. Cord has a right-hand (clockwise) twist. height / mm:12.0 maximum diameter / mm:42.0

diameter / mm:20.0 (perforation). Accession No. 82.10H/11.6.





Roman Globular Bead. Site Name: Usk Detention Centre, Usk. Grid Reference: SO 3801 0057. Globular bead with D-sectioned body and small perforation. Dark purple groud (appearing black) with two marvered opaque green and white blobs. height / mm:10.6 maximum diameter / mm:11.0 diameter / mm:4.3 (perforation). Accession No. 82.10H/11.8.





Roman melon bead. Complete dark blue/black melon glass bead. Site Name: Myrtle Cottage Orchard, Caerleon. Grid Reference: ST 33 91. The bead is circular in plan with a central hole. The inner hole surface is smooth and the outer is adorned with regular longitudinal ridges and groves. width / mm:19.0 external diameter / mm:26.0. Accession No. 39.386/11.1.



Roman glass bead necklace. Site Name: Castlemartin Burrows, Pembrokeshire Grid Reference: SR9198. A necklace of thirty graduated, blue, glass globular beads, most with a slightly off centre perforation. These would be categorised as Group 7 (iv) by Guido (1978), small globular beads with origins in the 2nd century BC but lasting through the Roman period. Similar beads have been found at the Romano-British site of Biglis (Parkhouse 1988), Twyn y Gaer (Acc. 90.109H) and New Mill Farm, Monknash (Acc.91.23H/1) although these are all distinctly flattened on both sides and therefore fit into Guidos Group 6 annular bead category. diameter / mm:6.3-9.5 thickness / mm:3-5 length / mm:110. Accession No. 29.370/1.


Roman Annular Bead. Blue bead with opaque white spot containing opaque yellow-green eye with opaque yellow S-trail marvered into the centre. Site Name: Whitton Villa site, Whitton Grid Reference: ST 081 713. diameter / mm:20 height / mm:8 diameter / mm:8 (perforation). Accession No. 77.40H/8.4.





Roman Glass Beads. Other: 8 15/16 in. (22.7 cm) Diameter (Largest bead): 15/16 in. (2.4 cm) Diameter (Smallest bead): 1/4 in. (0.6 cm). Accession No. 17.194.500.










Roman glass bead. Diam.: 1 3/16 x 9/16 in. (3 x 1.4 cm). Accession No. 17.194.413.











Roman glass bead. Glass; rod-formed and tooled. 3/4 × 3/4 × 3/4 in. (1.9 × 2 × 1.9 cm). Accession No. 17.194.429.











Roman glass bead. Diameter: 1 5/16 x 7/8 in. (3.3 x 2.3 cm). Accession No. 17.194.519.










5 Roman glass eye beads. Other: 5/8 x 3 7/16 in. (1.7 x 8.7 cm). Accession No. 17.194.485.






Roman glass bead. Blue bead with white zigzag lines. Height: 5/16 x 13/16 in. (0.8 x 2 cm). Accession No. 17.194.489.











11 blue graded beads with knobs. Other: 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm) Diameter (Largest bead ): 9/16 in. (1.4 cm) Diameter (Smallest bead): 3/8 in. (0.9 cm) Accession No. 17.194.523.





14 zigzag beads Roman. Other: 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm) Diameter (Largest Diameter): 1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm) Diameter (Smallest Diameter): 3/8 in. (1 cm). Accession No. 17.194.495.









Black opaque bead with yellow glass thread. Height: 9/16 x 7/16 in. (1.4 x 1.1 cm). Accession No. 17.194.488.










Translucent blue, with opaque white.

Large irregular cylindrical bead, with hole in one end of body; stem, decorated with white spiral trail in relief, applied to top of bead. Diam.: 3/4 x 11/16 in. (2 x 1.7 cm). Accession No. 91.1.2054.









9 multicolored glass beads. Roman. Other: 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm) Diameter (Largest Diameter): 7/8 in. (2.2 cm) Diameter (Smallest Diameter): 9/16 in. (1.4 cm). Accession No. 17.194.496.






44 Roman glass beads. Opaque beads, mostly black, brown, yellow or white with wavy lines. Other: 12 1/2 in. (31.7 cm)

Diameter (Largest Diameter): 7/8 in. (2.3 cm) Diameter (Smallest Diameter): 3/16 in. (0.5 cm). Accession No. 17.194.486.








9 cyclindrical Roman glass beads. Other: 11 in. (27.9 cm) iameter (Largest Diameter): 9/16 in. (1.5 cm) Diameter (Smallest Diameter): 5/16 in. (0.8 cm). Accession No. 17.194.493.







3 Roman glass beads. Diameter (Bead 1): 3 13/16 in. (9.7 cm) Diameter (Bead 2): 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm) Diameter (Bead 3): 3 1/16 in. (7.7 cm). Accession No 17.194.550.






7 Roman glass beads. Most with stripes. Other: 2 1/2 in. (6.3 cm)

Diameter (largest bead): 7/16 in. (1.1 cm)

Diameter (diameter smallest bead): 1/4 in. (0.7 cm). Accession No. 17.194.499.



14 Roman glass beads. Mostly green. Other: 7 3/16 in. (18.2 cm) Diameter (Largest bead ): 7/8 in. (2.3 cm) Diameter (Smallest bead): 9/16 in. (1.5 cm). Accession No. 17.194.521.







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14 Roman glass beads. Mostly blue. Other: 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm) Diameter (Largest bead): 7/16 in. (1.1 cm) Diameter (diameter of smallest bead): 1/4 in. (0.7 cm). Accession No. 17.194.518.









29 Roman globular glass beads. Diameter (average bead diameter): 7/16 in. (1.2 cm). Accession No. 17.194.524.




Black marbled Roman bead. Height: 13/16 x 9/16 in. (2.1 x 1.4 cm). Accession No. 17.194.482














13 Roman glass beads with wavy lines. Other: 5 3/8 in. (13.6 cm) Diameter (Largest Diameter): 5/8 in. (1.5 cm)

Diameter (Smallest Diameter): 1/2 in. (1.2 cm). Accession No. 17.194.494.







Roman glass bead with spots. Other: 1 3/8 x 3/8 in. (3.5 x 0.9 cm). Accession No. 17.194.484.








Roman glass bead. Diam.: 7/8 x 1/4 in. (2.2 x 0.7 cm). Acession No. 17.194.409.











Roman glass bead with swirl. Diam.: 1 5/16 x 9/16 in. (3.4 x 1.4 cm). Accession No. 17.194.404.











Circular glass bead. Diam.: 1 1/16 x 3/8 in. (2.7 x 0.9 cm). Accession No. 17.194.399.













Roman glass bead. Diam.: 15/16 x 1/2 in. (2.4 x 1.2 cm). Accession No. 17.194.406.




Black and yellow Roman glass bead. Diam.: 9/16 x 1/4 in. (1.4 x 0.7 cm). Accession No. 17.194.400.







Circular Roman glass bead. Diam.: 7/8 x 9/16 in. (2.2 x 1.4 cm). Accession No. 17.194.407.


Blue glass bead. Diam.: 1 x 3/8 in. (2.6 x 1 cm). Accession No. 17.194.402.












Roman glass bead. Diam.: 1 3/16 x 1/2 in. (3 x 1.3 cm). Accession No. 17.194.408

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Checkered Roman glass bead.Diam.: 1 1/4 x 9/16 in. (3.2 x 1.4 cm). Accession No. 17.194.403.











Roman glass bead. Diam.: 1 1/8 x 3/8 in. (2.8 x 1 cm). Accession No. 17.194.397










White and black swirl. Roman glass bead. Diam.: 13/16 x 5/16 in. (2 x 0.8 cm). Accession No. 17.194.418.








Black and yellow stripes. Roman glass bead. Diam.: 1 1/4 x 9/16 in. (3.1 x 1.4 cm). Accession No. 17.194.412.











Yellow green Roman glass bead. Diam.: 7/8 x 9/16 in. (2.3 x 1.4 cm) Accession No.

17.194.415











Black Roman glass bead with white spots. Diam.: 1 5/16 x 9/16 in. (3.4 x 1.4 cm). Accession No. 17.194.414










Roman glass bead. Diam.: 13/16 x 7/16 in. (2.1 x 1.1 cm) Accession No. 17.194.417.











Red Roman glass bead. Diam.: 13/16 x 3/8 in. (2 x 0.9 cm). Accession No. 17.194.416.











4 striped Roman glass beads. Other: 2 7/8 x 3/4 in. (7.3 x 2 cm). Accession No. 17.194.487.










6 blue Roman glass beads. Diameter (Diameter of the smallest): 1/8 in. (0.4 cm)

Diameter (Diameter of largest): 1/4 in. (0.7 cm) Length: 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm) Accession No. 17.194.508



Black cylindricalbead. Other: 1/2 x 3/8 x 13/16 in. (1.3 x 0.9 x 2.1 cm). Accession No. 17.194.465.










Black Roman bead with red and yellow zigzag stripes. Height: 7/16 x 13/16 in. (1.1 x 2 cm). Accession No. 17.194.473.










Light green Roman glass bead. Height: 3/4 x 3/8 in. (1.9 x 1 cm). Accession No. 17.194.517.















Globular Roman bead. Height: 1/4 x 3/16 in. (0.6 x 0.5 cm). Accession No. 17.194.555.










6 ribbed Roman beads. Other: 4 7/16 x 1/2 in. (11.2 x 1.3 cm). Accession No. 17.194.556.





12 Roman beads. Other: 3 1/16 x 3/8 in. (7.7 x 0.9 cm). Accession No. 17.194.558.








Light green textured Roman glass bead.

Diameter: 7/8 x 11/16 in. (2.2 x 1.8 cm).

Accession No. 17.194.520.










7 Roman beadsThree striped and 4 globulars. Other: 1 7/16 x 5/16 in. (3.7 x 0.8 cm). Accession No. 17.194.553











Globular Roman bead. Height: 1/4 x 1/4 in. (0.6 x 0.6 cm). Accession No. 17.194.554.











9 textured Roman glass beads. 17.194.547. Accession No. 17.194.547







17 Blue and Green Roman glass beads.

Other: 4 1/4 x 5/16 in. (10.8 x 0.7 cm). Accession No. 17.194.557.





6 Roman glass beads. Two striped. 4 globular. Other: 1 3/8 x 1/4 in. (3.5 x 0.6 cm). Accession No. 17.194.546.






Red globular Roman bead. Diameter: 7/16 x 3/8 in. (1.1 x 0.9 cm). Accession No. 17.194.522












Blue Roman glass bead with spots. Height: 9/16 x 5/8 in. (1.4 x 1.6 cm). Accession No. 17.194.548.











Red Roman glass bead. Height: 5/16 x 1/2 in. (0.8 x 1.2 cm). Accession No. 17.194.551.












Blue and whiteRoman glass bead with with red and yelow spots. Height: 7/8 x 1 1/8 in. (2.3 x 2.8 cm). Accession No. 17.194.472.








20 millefiori beads. Other: 8 1/16 in. (20.4 cm) Diameter (Largest Diameter): 9/16 in. (1.4 cm) Diameter (Smallest Diameter): 1/4 in. (0.7 cm). Accession No. 17.194.497.