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Amber bead

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From Croy, Inverness-shire

Amber bead
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This amber bead was found at Croy in Inverness-shire in a hoard consisting primarily of Pictish jewellery. The hoard was buried between 800 and 900.

Bead of glass and amber from Croy, Inverness-shire

Amber was a valuable material, used for expensive jewellery by both Pictish and Scandinavian craftsmen. Most amber was probably imported from the Baltic region.

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