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Finds Friday: Blue glass beads from Trosley Roman villa

Submitted by Jacob Scott on 31 October 2023

KAS Curator Andy Ward shares some small blue glass beads recovered during excavations at Trosley Court.


Posted 15th September 2023


This small aqua-blue glass bead was found during our Trosley Court Heritage Project 2023 excavation on Wednesday. Its a beautiful little object that has survived over 2000 years in the earth.

Photo by The British Museum's Portable Antiquities Scheme.

Beads of this type have been dated to around 43 AD to 200 AD making it the earliest find we have had so far on site.

Along with all the small finds we have had during the excavation such as coins the bead will get recorded with the The Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Liaison Officer in Kent. This well help tell more of the county's history.