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R G S Anderson

Shale bead, Portpatrick

Period:
Bronze Age
Description:

A bi-conical perforated bead of polished shale.  Beads like this, made in imitation of jet, formed part of complete and highly decorative necklaces.

 

This bead forms part of the Anderson Collection and there is some confusion about its actual find spot.  It may have been discovered at Luce Sands and not Portpatrick.

Place of Discovery:
Portpatrick
Materials/Media:
Shale
Dimensions:
Diameter: 20mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1945.143
Digital Number:
SMAH 054
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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