Bactrian Oval Bronze Ring


Crafted bronze ring from Ancient Bactrian, featuring an oval bezel. Formed from a thin, round-section hoop, applied to a flattened bezel. Globular knobs have been added to add a further decorative element, separated by a faint linear divide. The ring is covered in attractive dark green patination.

Date: Circa 2nd millennium BC
Condition: Fine Condition. Some encrustation to the surface, consistent with age. Attractive patination to the whole piece.


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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.

Weight 4.9 g
Dimensions L 2.4 x W 2.4 cm