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HER Number:MDV1214
Name:Roman Beads from Cadbury Castle


Ten glass beads of Roman date found at Cadbury Castle


Grid Reference:SS 913 052
Map Sheet:SS90NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCadbury
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCADBURY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS90NW/9/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD (Between))

Full description

Fox, A., 1952, Roman objects from Cadbury Castle, 111-2 (Article in Serial). SDV340586.

Cadbury Castle. Find Numbers 18-19: portions of segmented beads of translucent greeny-blue glass. Find Numbers 20-22: segments of similar beads, of pale china blue glass; the fragments are not identical in colour. Segmented beads not common in Britain. Find Numbers 23-24: cylindrical beads of dark blue glass. Similar beads occasionally found on Roman sites, but not in dated contexts. Find Number 25: melon bead of deep blue turquoise glass paste. Common Roman type, of 1st and 2nd centuries. Find Number 26: disc bead of Kimmeridge shale, with double horizontal perforation; on the top is the mark of the pin by which it was held on the lathe. Find Number 27: annular beads, of dark greenish-blue glass. A tiny flaw beside the perforation. Other details: Figure 3.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV340586Article in Serial: Fox, A.. 1952. Roman objects from Cadbury Castle. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 84. A5 Hardback. 111-2.

Associated Monuments

MDV1213Part of: Cadbury Castle (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FDV1222 - BEAD (Roman to V - 43 AD to 410 AD)
  • FDV3041 - ORNAMENT (I to Unknown - 43 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 30 2013 11:34AM