Take a moment to admire these alluring dark glass beads. Commonly referred to as Roman Glass these beads come to us all from the trade routes of the ancient Silk Road. The production of Roman Glass can be traced all the back to the beginning of the first century. Each strand of these ancient Roman Glass beads has its own unique story to tell. Each piece of glass on these strands could've come from a glass window, a vase, a cup or a goblet. Each bead measures approximately 8 x 10mm, with a hole size of approximately 2mm. You will receive one strand measuring approximately 22". There are around 29 beads on each strand. Each strand is sold individually. No two strands are alike but you will receive a strand similar to those pictured. Limited Supply. Note that while the material is said to be of old, possibly ancient origin, the precise age of the glass has not been independently verified.