Iron Age amber beads (~150BC) from a temple near Kings Lynn, UK.
The temple contained more amber than the rest of the British iron age combined, a long with glass beads, bronze jewelry and 1.5 tonnes of pottery, presumably all as votive offerings. It was the most exciting site I have ever had a chance to work on. Also from this site:
What is shown above is only the complete beads, many more had been damaged or were fragmentary. They almost certainly would not have made a single necklace since most of the beads are carved very differently. The passage of time has not been kind to them - they have become extremely brittle and developed a dull brown patina that hides their lustre. However, in the inset you can see where one has fracture and get an idea of the bright, warm, translucent orange these beads would have originally been.
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