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This gorgeous 19-inch long string is a combination of iridescent gold and amber colored glass beads mixed with "gold-in-glass" and what appears to be "silver-in-glass beads". This group was supposedly restrung in the same configuration as it was originally found along the eastern Black Sea. The beads are from about 6 to 9 mm in size and are believed to date from around the late first millennium BC during the Phoenician trade era (or possibly a bit later). The quality of these beads is quite remarkable, were they Black Sea or Mediterranean in origin?
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