Varied selection of Single Chevron beads made in Venice, Italy
from the 1480s onwards - for the specialist collector

                 Various Layer Early Chevrons - 1480 onwards

4L 7 x 10
w/r/w/b
ch 25
10

4L 23 x 15
w/r/w/b
ch 32
12

*7L   8 x 13
t/wb/w/br/w/b
ch 36
16

6L 6 x 8 mm
w/bl/w/r/w/b
sch 349 b
6

4L 6 x 9 mm
w/r/w/b
sch 349 c
6

*6L 23x 6 mm
w/bl/w/r/w/b
sch 349 f
12
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4L 9 x 12
w/r/w/b
sch 382
8

4L 10 x 10
w/r/w/b
sch 383
8

5L 6 x 9
t/w/r/w/b
sch 385
6

*7L 8 x 6
t/w/bl/w/r/w/b
sch 400
16

4L 17 x 9
w/r/w/b
sch 400-01
10

5L 7 x 9
bl/w/r/w/b
sch 400-02
8

 4 an d 5 Layer Chevrons from the 1500s onwards

4L 18 x 9 mm
w/r/w/b
ATB 488-73   10

5L 10 x 10 mm
tr/w/r/b/tr
ATB 488-74   16

4L 8 x 10 mm
w/r/w/b
ATB 488-75   12

4L 19 x 11 mm
w/r/w/b
ATB 488-59   24

      6 Layers - Traded in Africa          1500s to 1900s

17 x 17 mm
sch 330-21a   20

18 x 15 mm
sch 330-37   22

18 x 11 mm
sch 331-31   26

Early 5L 8 x 11 mm
sch 330 L  12

Early 5L 7 x 9 mm
sch 330 m  8

Medium sized 4 and 5 Layers Single Chevron from the 17th century onwards

4 Layers   21 x 16
w / r / w  / b
ch 135-01    22

5 Layers   21 x 14
w / bl / r / w / b
ch 135-03    18

5 Layers   12 x 16
w / bl / r / w / bl
ch 135-04    14

4 Layers   23 x 12
w / r / w / b
ch 135-08    24

5 Layers   28 x 17
w / bl / r / w / b
ch 55    28

4 Layers   26 x 23
w / r / w / b
ch 66    45

4 Layers 23 x 20
w / r / w / b
ch 68    30

4 Layers   15 x 16
w / r / w / b  sm. end chip
ch 71    6

4 Layers   22 x 15
w / r / w / b
ch 72    32

4 Layers 16 x 16
w / r / w / b
ch 73    16

4 Layers   23 x 15
w / r / w / b
ch 74    28

4 Layers   22 x 13
w / r / w / b
ch 77    26

4 Layers 9 x 16
w / r / w / b
ch 78    12

4 Layers 10 x 14
w / r / w / b
ch 79    12

4 Layers 12 x 13
w / r / w / b
ch 80    10

4 Layers 10 x 13
w / r / w / b
ch 81    10

Note: These are enlarged pictures to give clarity of design
Measurements in mm ( length x diameter )   L = layers    lt.b =
light blue     br = brick red
Colours listed from centre to outside ... Codes :  b = blue   bl = black   gd = gold   g = green
      
gr = grey      r = red     tr = translucent      w = white     y = yellow  

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