|Size:||diam. 2.5 cm, hole diam. 1 cm, height 1.2 cm|
|Autopsy by:||Corinna Salomon|
|Date of autopsy:||Jul 21 2021|
|Archaeological culture:||La Tène C 2|
|Date:||2nd c. BC|
|Date derived from:||typology|
|Site:||Münsingen (Bern, Switzerland)|
|Coordinates (approx.):||46° 52' 9.01" N, 7° 34' 1.22" E|
|Current location:||Historisches Museum (Bern)|
|Sources:||Wiedmer-Stern 1910: 10–12|
Images in Wiedmer-Stern 1910: 11 (photo), Hodson 1968: p. 94, no. 31897 (drawings), Vitali & Kaenel 2000: 121, fig. 8 (photos = Gambari & Kaenel 2001: 34, fig. 1).
The grey-green glass bead was found at the site of the Rain necropolis, but not during the excavations: a disturbed area of ground could not be excavated at the time due to gravel working; the soil was eventually examined by the owner of the gravel works, who found, separately, remains of an iron lance head, fragments of bronze objects, a bronze bracelet, and the bead (Wiedmer-Stern 1910: 10 f.). The latter can therefore not be assigned to a grave context, but is generally assumed to be associated with the necropolis (cf. Hodson 1968: 66, Zepezauer 1993: 158, no. 0308). Dating according to Zepezauer 1993: 45: the bulk of green glass beads dates to LT C 2, though specimens are still found in LT D 1 graves (cf. Vitali & Kaenel 2000: 121: late 3rd–early 2nd c. BC).
|Gambari & Kaenel 2001||Filippo Gambari, Gilbert Kaenel, "L'iscrizione celtica sulla perla da Münsingen : una nuova lettura", Archäologie Schweiz 24,4 (2001), 34–37.|