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Early Medieval (400AD - 1099AD)

Craft, industry and trade

Amber beads

Period:
Early Medieval
Description:

Two amber beads.

 

These beads are similar to ones from Viking burials on Colonsay and Islay, as well as one from York. They were found in a ninth century building, and probably reflect increased Viking activity and contacts in the Irish Sea, though finds from Armagh indicate amber-working in the Irish Sea province before the Viking Age.

Materials/Media:
Amber
Source:
The Whithorn Trust
Digital Number:
WTAH048


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