Two Islamic or Mauritanian yellow/red/blue/white chevron glass trade beads.

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Seller: nigel315 (3,272) 100%, Location: St Boswells, Melrose, Borders, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 173988451670 Two Islamic or Mauritanian yellow/red/blue/white chevron glass trade beads.I believe that these are either Islamic or Mauritanian beads from 1200 to 200 years old. They are both combed barrels. Core colour glass appears to be grey green. Strong torchlight shows a translucency near the ends. See bead 533 (Islam) AD900 on Lois Sherr Dubin’s timeline.Provenance: Woolley and Wallis, Salisbury Dimensions: 4cms and 4.2cms long x 2.2cms and 2.1cms diameter respectively. Weight: 21.1gms and 21.6gms respectively. Tubes are 4.5mm and 5mm diameter respectively. Condition: Both beads are in great condition. (4) Books referenced.‘A Bead Timeline Vol.1 Prehistory to 1200CE’. James Lankton. ISBN 0-97-25066-1-6 ‘The Worldwide History of Beads’. Lois Sherr Dubin. ISBN 978-0-500-29177-1 ‘Glass Beads from Europe’. Sibylle Jargstorf. ISBN 0-88740-839-7 ‘Beads. A History and Collector’s Guide’. Stefany Tomalin. ISBN 978-1-4456-5865-0 ‘A Handbook on Beads’. W.G.N. van der Sleen. ISBN 2-87011-008-1

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