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A Group of 2 Large Ancient Glass Beads

Lot 0254
Mediterranean; c. 1st century BC- to 4th century AD
One with apparent relief applied to strips of blue and red. The other of mosaic dot type.


greatest width: 1" (2.5 cm)
greatest height: 3/4" (1.9 cm)

Provenance: The John J. Slocum Collection
Mr. Slocum (1914-1997) collected most of his antiquities while serving as US cultural attache to Egypt in the 1960s. Later, he served as Assistant to the Director of The Smithsonian, was appointed by President Reagan to the Presidential Cultural Property Advisory Committee, and was a Trustee Emeritus of the Archaeological Institute of America. He was a well-respected scholar/collector, whose medieval crusader coins were sold in a single-owner sale at Sotheby's, London in 1997.


Some wear, especially to smaller bead.

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A Group of 2 Large Ancient Glass Beads

Estimate $300 - $900Oct 15, 2017
Online Only Auction
Providence, RI 02860
United States
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