Rare Ancient Bactrian Carnelian Bead Strand Afghanistan

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  • Sold Date: May 06, 2008
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Rare Ancient Bactrian Carnelian Bead Strand Afghanistan
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Ancient Bactrian Carnelian Bead Strand Afghanistan

~ ca. 2 nd Millennium BC

Type of beads

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genuine ancient Bactrian Carnelian beads

Origin

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The beads were excavated in Afghanistan (near the city of Balkh )

Age

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ca. 2 nd millennium BC

Total weight

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approx. 18.7 grams

Size of beads

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assorted from approx. 3.5 mm to 11 mm diameter

Length of strand

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ca. 39 cm = 15.35 inches

Perforation / hole

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Assorted from 1 to 1.5 mm

Condition

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Excellent with ancient wear!

T are no damages and no repairs.

The age-acquired patina is untouched and original.

Expected corrosion, minor chipping and surface wear are a consequence of age and extended burial.

These beads are strung temporarily. The string used is new.

History

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Bactria

is an ancient country lying between the mountains of the Hindu Kush and the ancient Oxus River and dates to circa the late 3 rd to the early 1 st millennium B.C .

Bactria was the Greek name for the area of Bactra (modern
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