glass spindle whorl from Rhenen grave 380, Merovingian, Leiden Rh 380 G
Eeuwige rust op de Donderberg Een groot vroegmiddeleeuws grafveld bij Rhenen Bert Huiskes | 2011
Early Medieval Blue glass melon beads, Whithorn. The ornamentation is created dragging a metal tool, such as a knife, through the soft glass. If the bead is not heated much after combing, the cuts in the glass produce a multilobed melon bead. A tenth century Arab once wrote that the Vikings would "go to any length to get hold of colored beads".