Rare Ancient Islamic Period Glass Teal-Green "Nila" Beads Y23_0435


Tis listing is for rare large teal-green Ancient Islamic period glass beads.  They are dated to Islamic Period, between the 8th and 12th century AD.  Sometimes colloquially referred to as "large green Nila beads",  there are hard to find.  Most of the beads are teal-green, a few on each strand are teal-blue, with occasional yellow, brown or gray.  Some beads have very attractive excavation patina, 

There are several strands available;  the photos show some representative strands, You will get a random strand. If you wish to see a specific strand you will get before shipping, please contact us, but the strands are really very similar. 

The beads are ancient and somewhat irregular in shape. Every bead is unique. 

Each strand is about 20" of beads (not including stringing)

The beads graduate from about 5mm to about 12-14mm,  with most beads about 8-10mm.

Hole size about 3 mm

Weights and sizes are approximate.

IMPORTANT NOTE. In the world of beads, and especially ancient and antique beads, errors in identification are common. We do our best to research and classify our beads accurately, however, mistakes are certainly possible. If you are a bead expert and notice any errors in the description, we invite you to please contact us and let us know. We are always grateful for any new information. We also accept returns no questions asked. See our Return Policy for detail.

COLORS: Our photos are taken in different lighting in an attempt to show how beads look in different lighting conditions. We make every effort to show colors as accurately as possible. The white background photos are taken in daylight conditions. The black background photos are taken in the strong lab light and would be representative of what they would look like in the evening electric light. Some of the photos are backlit to emphasize their translucency. Note that monitor settings strongly affect the way the colors look. What you see on your monitor may differ from what you see with the naked eye depending on your monitor settings.

WE COMBINE SHIPPING and will refund any overage. Contact us when placing the order and we will work with you to ensure the best available shipping cost.