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Glass bead, Drummore

Period:
Roman Period
Description:

A white glass bead decorated with a black trail pattern.  Beads like this were produced locally during the Roman period.

During the 18th and 19th century these sort of beads were thought to have magical properties.  They were called 'adder stones' and, when boiled in water or milk, could improve eye-sight.

Place of Discovery:
Drummore, Wigtownshire
Dimensions:
Diameter: 34mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1966.57
Digital Number:
SMAH 003
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council