Collection of 3 rare Roman amber amulet beads.
Amber was a very expensive and highly appreciated commodity in the Roman period. The Amber Road transported the 'gold of the north' for thousands of years from the North Sea and the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean area.
Amber beads or amulets were very popular and attributed with healing and protective properties. Some Romans carried amber beads and rubbed them in their hands for strength or to calm the nerves. Because of the protective qualities Gladiators often made sure to have pieces attached to their fighting nets.
Maximum size: 24 mm
Total weight: 7,01 g
Weight: 7,01 g (combined)
Condition: good condition, signs of wear consistent with age and use. See images for own impression.
Certificate of Authenticity available upon request (pdf-document).
All authentic ancient beads are slightly different in shape or colour shade and show different signs of wear or traces of the passing of time (iridescence). This adds to the charm of each piece and makes each piece unique.
Purchased by the current owner from M.A. Gallery, London, 2016.
The seller guarantees this piece is acquired in a legal manner. Related documents seen by Catawiki.
No export licence is necessary within the EU.
An export licence is required for transportation outside the EU; this will be arranged by the seller, this can take 4-6 weeks.
- Romain antique
- Nombre d’objets
- Perles d'amulette (RARE)
- Siècle/ Période
- 1st - 2nd century AD
- Bon état, voir la photo