Strand of 9 excavated and reworked ancient glass beads with some

Strand of 9 excavated and reworked ancient glass beads with some

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Excavated ancient glass fragments reworked to make unique beads. Buried old glass fragments that have been re-cut & double drilled to make attractive beads. An array of colors, some beads with some high iridescent rainbow patina and mineral deposits. Ancient Bactria (northwestern portion of ancient Afghanistan and Tajikistan) was an important trading center between 600BC and 600AD, being on the Silk Road in between Europe and China. A lot of Roman Glass shards were excavated there and have been cut and bored to made gorgeous unique beads by Afghan local villagers. This is a strand of 9 various shaped and graduated beads ranging from 10 to 22mm in length. These beads are irregular in shape and surface texture with some mineral deposits, and excellent rainbow patina on some, reflecting their 1000+ years.

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