Anglo Saxon gold biconical spacer bead

Anglo Saxon gold biconical spacer bead

Code: 12181


This is an ancient Saxon period gold spacer bead, dating to the 6th - 7th century A.D. It is of biconical shape, similar to one found in Winchester BERK-5FD5D1 and Warwickshire WMID-033CC3 

It is thought this type of bead would have been worn as a spacer, on an elite gold and garnet necklace. High-status jewellery of this type would have been traded throughout Europe. This bead is in excellent but excavated condition and can still be worn again today as an amulet.


CULTURE: Migration / Saxon

DATEc. 6th - 7th century A.D.


SIZE: 12mm x 6mm 

WEIGHT: 2.8 grams

PROVENANCE: Formerly in a private collection, Reims. France.