Lot 992: Saxon Bead Necklace
December 7, 2016
Harwich, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 5th-7th century AD. A restrung necklace of graduated beads of various types in polychrome glass, amber, agate and amethyst. See Brugmann, B. Glass Beads from Early Anglo-Saxon Graves, Oxford, 2004 for discussion. 89 grams, 58cm (22 3/4"). Property of a London businessman, from his grandfather's collection formed after World War II; thence by descent 1972.
Condition Report: Fine condition.