Necklace of 89 carnelian, calcite, limestone and stone beads and pendants including: carnelian lotus seed pendant, L. 22mm, pl.67.143; carnelian rod pendant, L. 9mm, pl.67.128?; 2 grey stone pendants, pl.67.136? (L. 19mm) and pl.67.138? (L. 17mm); 2 polished stone pendants - pl.67.137? - one dark grey/green stone with red and white veins (L. 14mm), one dark green and white stone (L. 15mm). 51 carnelian beads: 2 spacer beads, pl.67.112 (L. 13mm-14mm); 4 long truncated biconical beads, pl.67.57 (L. range 13mm-28mm); 2 truncated biconical beads, pl.66.55 (L. 12mm); 4 short convex biconical beads, pl.66.46 (L. range 6mm-10mm); 2 segmented cylindrical beads, pl.66.39? (L. 10mm); 1 short barrel shape, pl.66.4? (L. 9mm); remaining carnelian beads roughly oval, oblate, barrel or cylindrical shapes (L. range 3mm-8mm). 20 calcite beads: 3 brown and white banded barrel shape (L. 9mm); 2 clear calcite - one barrel shape with hexagonal facets and section (L. 17mm) and one truncated bicone, pl.66.49 (L. 9mm); 9 brown calcite - 8 of these roughly long barrel shape, pl.66.22 (L. range 10mm-15mm) and one short barrel (L. 7mm); 6 black/brown calcite?, truncated biconical and short barrel shapes (L. range 4mm-8mm). 8 limestone beads: 4 pink limestone - 2 of these cylindrical, pl.66.34 (L. 8mm-9mm) and 2 long barrel shape, pl.66.22 (L. 12mm-14mm); 2 beige limestone - one oval to biconical shape (L. 17mm) and one barrel shape (L. 8mm); 2 grey limestone? roughly barrel shape (L. 9mm-12mm). 1 black and white mottled stone bead, cylindrical shape, pl.66.33 (L. 9mm); 1 white stone bead, flattened barrel shape (L. 8mm); 1 dark brown and white stone bead, globular to slightly biconical shape (L. 12mm approx.); 1 yellow stone? bead, short biconical shape, pl.66.47 (L. 3mm, D. 6mm).

An00413833 001 l


Made Of
limestone, calcite, stone, cornelian
Type of Thing


Acquired From
Institute of Archaeology to The British Museum
Found, Excavated, Collected By
Starkey, J L


Found In
In Gallery
G57/LEV/10, 17 Jul 1998


Acquired In
Iron Age

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