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With a mouse and keyboard: Click on this object and drag your mouse to spin it up and down or left to right, or use your mouse wheel. To zoom in, click once on the object, and move your mouse to move the view. To zoom out again, drag your mouse off the object.
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How you looked was important in the Iron Age. Beautifully crafted jewellery such as torcs and brooches may have been worn to show how important a person was.
This bead is made from blue glass and is decorated with white spirals and yellow zig-zags. It was made between 250 BC and AD 50, probably as part of a necklace.
Object ID number: 331.17347
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