Round, dark Purple River Glass - Hole in Center

by Kris
(Chesapeake, VA)

Round, dark Purple River Glass

Round, dark Purple River Glass

Please help me identify these dark purple pieces of glass.

I found them on the shore of the Elizabeth river in Portsmouth, Va.

I found them a couple of weeks apart. The broken pieces appear to have some type of corroded metal on them.

Both appear to be threaded and have a hole in my the center.

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Sep 11, 2016
Round, dark purple glass
by: Patty

Looks like old glass buttons, I have a couple broken pieces, but that's what I think they were?

Sep 08, 2016
Fun finds
by: David

I fixed the page links so you could compare what you are finding, Kris. Have fun!

Sep 08, 2016
by: Kris E.

Thank you for the identification! It was driving me bananas! I found another piece yesterday. :)

Sep 06, 2016
Purple Glass is Old Insulators
by: David & Lin @ OdysseySeaGlass

It's almost positive you have found old insulator glass! Very nice.

See these pages:

Exciting Sea Glass Colors
Dark Purple?

Exciting Sea Glass Colors
Carbon Insulators

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