Glass bead, Mochrum

Corwall, Mochrum
This doughnut-shaped bead of brownish glass is a bit of a mystery.  It is said to have been found in a cairn on Corwall Farm.  Two cairns are known on Corwall but there are no records of any excavations.   Glass beads are well known in Viking contexts in Scotland, and are found in burial mounds, for example in the Isle of Man.  An amber bead is reported to have been found in the 18th century with a silver arm-ring of Viking type in a cairn at Blackerne, Kirkcudbrightshire.
Object no :
SMAH 056
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Diameter: 17mm
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Location :
Corwall, Mochrum
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Accession number :
WIWMS 2004.06.130
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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