PAKISTAN NORTHWEST FRONTIER BAKTRIAN-GREEK seal ring circa 800-100 BC

$35.00

PAKISTAN, NORTHWEST FRONTIER, BAKTRIAN-GREEK, seal ring, circa 800-100 BC, horse L in oval (you can pretend it’s a unicorn), bronze, 25x18mm, 2.88g, the ring is missing, face is nice VF

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Description

Ring seals seem to have been used during the Greek and Scythian periods.

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.

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.