This Millefiori bead is a replica of a 5th century original excavated in South-Germany. Millefiori beads were used all over Europe during the Early Middle Ages. The original of this replica bead was worn by a member of the Germanic or Lombardic tribes from this region. A similar bead has been excavated in i.a. Denmark. Beads like this were worn all over Europe until at least the 11th century. During the Italian Renaissance the Millefiori bead revived and was worn by the richer people in society.
This bead is made of glass and has a diameter of 18 mm.Product details:
Diameter: 1.8 cm;
Based on a historic original: yes;
Transport weight (gram): 5 *
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.