ROMAN OR PARTHIAN CARNELIAN NECKLACE I century B.C - I century A.D. Composed of globular carnelian beads and seventeen conical pendants with round bottoms and tops. Wide range of light orange to red-brown with different degree of transparency. Pendants and beads have conical opening, some are drilled from both ends. Some globular beads have a shallow slit across the opening at one or both ends to prevent drilling device from slipping. L.17.5" (44.4 cm).