|Black Sea beads - two more|
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These are wonderful, Jan. Thanks for showing them. Along with Yankee's they form the beginning of a really useful archive.
Here are a couple more to add to it. The first is another one from the Caucasus foothills, that like the large blue bead I showed before, was probably used to decorate a Sarmatian horse harness. This one is smaller but still quite massive - 28mm. The nomadic tribes, Scythians and Sarmatians in particular, are one of the most important factors in the Black Sea bead trade.
The second is from southern Russia, and is said to have been found along with other artefacts from the second century BCE. It's 24mm in length.