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.
Geometric Bronze Bactrian Ring
A cast bronze ring from the Ancient Bactrian region. Featuring a round-section loop and a flattened, circular bezel. The bezel is formed from a single rod of bronze, curled into a spiral motif. An applied cross pattern has been added to provide another decorative element. Applied circular knobs are fashioned as terminals to each spoke. The ring is covered with an attractive olive green patination.
Condition: Very Fine Condition. Covered with attractive patination.