PAKISTAN, BAKTRIAN, c. 2000-1000 BC, ring

$72.00

PAKISTAN, Northwest Frontier, BAKTRIAN, c. 2000-1000 BC, ring, formed to look like a coiled wire with decorative knobs, bronze, 22mm diameter, 11mm wide, with 9mm tall pedestal 12mm dia. holding remains of round paste jewel, 15.56g, F

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Description

The culture complex we currently term “Baktrian” (Bactrian), developed from the neolithic settlements of Eurasia in the area between the current Iran-Afghan border and Kashmir, more or less. Cities appeared somewhat later than the Indus cities of the south. The horse nomads bothered the locals several centuries before they impacted Indus lands. The late Baktrians resisted Alexander until he had to make a deal with one of them, marrying the king’s daughter, to get through Afghanistan.

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