Pre-Islamic Glass Bead, Brown & White
This is an extremely rare glass bead, dated about 500 BC, handmade in Persia, now Iran. The excellent condition and size of this bead is unusual. There is one slight chip at bottom (2nd photo). Highly collectible and rare. 17mm across widest bottom diameter x 13mm tall, cone shaped brick-red bead with drizzled white glass embellishments, with 5mm hole. Beautiful!