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Margaretologist 9(1) Issue 21 1996

Ancient Glass Beads in Europe

Part 2 of 3

Post-Roman Europe, Viking

Figure 4. Reconstruction of Viking beadmaking at the Post Office site, Ribe, Denmark

Everyone now agrees that the fire would have been enclosed.


Figure 5. Glass beads found at Hedeby (Haithebu), Germany.

The mosaic (ca. 1.5 cm long) is most likely an import. Haithbu Viking Museum


Figure 6. A reconstructed string of mostly Viking beads
from 7
th century Bonholm, Denmark

Longest bead 2.4 cm. National Museum, Copenhagen

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