ANCIENT PAKISTAN bronze bracelet


PAKISTAN, NORTHWEST FRONTIER, GREEK or later, bracelet, no date (circa 300-100 BC+), decorated with 22 trilobe knobs around the outside and two ovoid bosses, bronze, 5-7mm wide x 4-7mm thick x 74-63mm outer diameter, 39.73g, broken between two of the decorative lobes, makes it easier to get on and off the wrist, otherwise VF

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The knobby budlike decorations were used both before and after the arrival of Alexander the Great and his Macedonian and Greek army.

When Alexander arrived in Pakistan with his Greco-Macedonian army he found a working civilized culture with cities, bureaucracies, and so forth. The Macedonians and Greeks settled down to rule and started intermarrying with the locals. About 100 years in nomadic Scythians began to migrate into the region, eventually taking over, intermarrying, etc. Wave after wave of outsiders came and stayed over many centuries.

Northwest Frontier Province was renamed Khyber Pakhtunwa in 2010.

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.