Late Roman Bead Necklaces and Bracelets

Swift, Ellen Victoria (2003) Late Roman Bead Necklaces and Bracelets. Journal of Roman Archaeology, 16 . pp. 336-349. ISSN 1047-7594. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Based on a close study of a substantial number of grave contexts, this article makes a significant contribution to the study of Roman jewellery. It highlights the importance of testing assumptions drawn from literary evidence through the examination of archaeological material. It provides significant evidence for the accurate reconstruction of Roman necklaces, and the spread and customisation of Roman cultural trends in the Western Empire. Finally, it puts forward evidence for a significant correlation between some types of beads and the graves of children, and discusses how this can be interpreted. It moves beyond the usual analysis of Roman jewellery as a high-status signifier to examine in a more nuanced way than hitherto the social functions of Roman jewellery.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Maureen Nunn
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:52
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2014 11:06
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