Ancient 6.

These Ancient Rock Crystal beads are from Libya, around a Roman area called Apolonia just outside of Derna, which is between Tobruk and Benghazi.  The dig is at a site dated at 100-400AD, but these beads could be much earlier, and traded to the Romans at Apolonia, They are worn and pitted and all the more beautiful for that!!

The lapis beads are Roman  The gold beads are Sassanian 200-600 AD 22 ct gold

length: 57 cms

£ 650

Clasp: Modern. Vermeil ( gold plated sterling silver)History_2.htmlHistory.htmlshapeimage_4_link_0