Roman Emerald, Chrystoberyl and Amethyst Beads

strung as a necklace with an 18-karat gold S-hook clasp

2nd - 4th Centuries AD

Length: 57 cm. (22 7/16 in.)

#3735

ex: private American collection, 1960’s - 1990’s

Comparandum: Liu, Robert ; A Universal Aesthetic. Collectible Beads (Vista, 1995) Dubin, Lois Sherr ; The History of Beads (New York, 1987)