2nd Century Ptolemaic Glass Bead Strands

$ 1,480.00 $ 1,850.00
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  • Authentic Ptolemaic 2nd to 4th century AD hand wound beads.
  • Carried along important Islamic Trade Routes from Persia to Egypt into Sudan and The West African Kingdom of Mali.
  • These extremely fine examples were found in Mali, West Africa where they are highly valued Heirloom Beads and Dowry Currency. A necklace is often assembled bead by bead over a period of years and decades.
  • Strand Length : Approx. 26"
  • Bead Size : 10 x 9mm to 16 x 15mm
  • These extremely rare, fine examples were stung on fresh cotton cord by our staff in New York City.
  • Please specify which strand you would like to purchase as indicated in the selection below.