Bactria or Bactriana was an ancient country situated between the Hindu Kush and Amu Darya mountains; today a part of Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Its relevance centred around 600 BCE and 600 CE, as it served as a significant meeting place for Western and Eastern trade routes as well as being a central location for religious and artistic ideas. This meant large scale migration and resettlement of communities which resulted in a large circulation of new cultures and languages and an accumulation of vast wealth. Jewellery is such a wealth gained; these collections of rings pose as a suitable example.
Bactrian Bronze Ring
A Bactrian cast ring featuring a wide, rounded band and a floral-shaped bezel. The ring features a large flattened bezel, composed of six conjoined small spirals surrounding an individually central spiral. Collectively they form a floral-shaped figure. The ring is covered with an attractive turquoise patination.
Condition: Good Condition, earth encrusting on bezel