Roman Beer Glass Beads

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Roman Beer Glass Beads

10.00

Vintage circa 1970's Roman "beer" colored glass beads. The Roman glass industry sprang from almost nothing and developed to full maturity over a couple of generations during the first century A.D. Rome’s emergence as the dominant political and economic power in the Mediterranean world was a major factor in attracting skilled craftsmen to set up workshops in the city, equally important was the fact that the establishment of the Roman industry  coincided with the invention of glassblowing. This invention revolutionized ancient glass production, putting it on a par with the other major industries, such as pottery and metalwares. The inherent attractiveness of glass, nonporous and translucent encouraged people to change their tastes and habits, for example, glass drinking cups rapidly supplanted pottery equivalents. Applications of glass included elaborate multicolored floor and wall mosaics, mirrors containing colorless glass with a metal backing that provided a reflective surface. Glass windowpanes were first made in the early imperial period, and used most prominently in the public baths to prevent drafts. Jewelry, beads, amulets and all other types of decorative pieces were made to adorn the wearer. Assorted sizes range from 2mm - 7mm. Over 100 pieces per package.

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