A beautiful Achaemenid gold ring. The ring features a thin gold band which expands toward the centre, acting as the bezel, and the tapers back towards the shoulders and loop. The design is minimalistic and timeless.
The Achaemenid Empire, famous in Antiquity for its richness of gold and precious stones, produced very sophisticated and detailed jewellery crafted from gold, silver and copper. Gold would have been hammered down to a thin layer and manipulated into different shapes. Gold and silver jewellery would have featured gold granules, glass and semi-precious stone inlays and detailed engravings. As in many ancient societies, jewellery was an important social marker used to demonstrate wealth, social status and privilege. In Ancient Persian culture jewellery was worn in everyday life but was also buried with the decease as part of his or her funerary outfit.
Measurements: Circa 1.8cm internal diameter.
Weight: Circa 1.57 g.
Provenance: Private collection, Japanese gentleman (deceased).
- Merveilleux Achéménide
- Siècle/ Période
- Circa 6th – 4th Century BC
- Bon état