Bead (Piece)

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From Monquhitter, Aberdeenshire

Postcard of Bead (Piece).
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Bead (Piece)

This piece of a glass bead was found at Monquhitter in Aberdeenshire in a hoard containing over 63 objects, mostly natural rocks or fossils, buried in a cairn sometime between 100 and 300 AD. They were all probably valued as amulets.

Portion of a small bead of variegated glass, from Monquhitter

The objects in the Monquhitter hoard were clearly carefully selected. Perhaps they were an offering to the spirits of the cairn, or perhaps merely buried there for safekeeping by someone who collected or dealt in charms.

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Online ID: 000-100-035-857-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  X.EQ 331
Date: Between 100 and 300 AD
Material: Variegated glass
What: Bead / portion
Where: Scotland, Aberdeenshire, Monquhitter, Cairnhill
  • Guido, Margaret. The glass beads of the Prehistoric and Roman periods in Britain and Ireland. London: Society of Antiquaries of London, 1978, pp 88, 198. 
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