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Large group of ancient and later glass, stone and other beads.

A fascinating collection of ancient, medieval and later beads and other items. Some lovely Roman examples, also some lovely agates, cornelians etc. A few mosaic pieces. Including some curious like a small stone fragment inscribed with a 19thC label, a shell, a partial Romano-Egyptian bronze baubo amulet, etc. Largest bead is 2.7 cms.

Condition: Some losses and general wear as seen in the photos.

Dimensions: Various.

Provenance: Ex. collection: Patrick Joseph Roche, Ireland (1929-2011). Purchased in Cyprus between 1969-1971. Patrick Roche was based at RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus between 1969-1971. He served as a pilot in the elite Vulcan bomber unit which was part of Western Europe's nuclear deterrent force during the Cold War era.


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