PAKISTAN, Northwest Frontier Province, ancient and medieval metal jewelry

PKJP4) BAKTRIAN, c. 1000 BC, bronze pendant, a semicircle of bronze with 3 bronze wires crossing the diameter, center wire has 2 bone tube beads, 2 bronze beads, & a central blue bead, probably glass, outer & inner wire strung with a number of tiny faceted bronze beads, from Northwest Frontier, F $160.00
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BAKTRIAN, c. 2000-1000 BC, bronze ring, 22mm dia., 11mm wide, with 9mm tall pedestal 12mm dia. holding remains of round paste jewel, formed to look like a coiled wire with decorative knobs, from NWFP, F $72.00
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277-29. PAKISTAN, BAKTRIAN, c. 3000-1000 BC, bronze ring, 20mm dia face, 18x6m ring (US size 5), face is a flat spiral, bosses at 4 cardinal points & center, F $76.00
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PKR52a) GREEK, c. 300-100 BC, gold ring with garnet intaglio, ring is hollow formed, simple ridged triangular cross section, narrow at back, expanded at front, 25mm o.d., 19mm i.d. (USA size 9-9.5), garnet is 6x10mm, portrait is of a turbaned, cleanshaven fellow facing R, style is more Persian than Greek, but found in the Greek ruins near Gunyar, NWFP, stone is cracked at the guy's shoulder, couple of light dents in the ring, overall "excellent" $950.00 sold
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PJG1) GREEK, c. 300-100 BC, gold seal ring with garnet carved with the head of an African, stone is 8x12mm, ring is 16mm i.d., from Gunyar, choice, $950.00 sold
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Ask me about a very beautiful and very expensive pair of Baktrian gold earrings
 
 

PKB59) GREEK, c. 300-100 BC, bronze bracelet, 80mm o.d., 50mm i.d., a plain 5mm thick ring with 20 10mm balls around the outside, one decorated with a spiral wire, from NWFP, choice $120.00 sold 7/6/2009
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PKB61) GREEK, c. 300-100 BC, bronze bracelet, 73mm o.d., 57mm i.d., a plain 3mm thick ring with 21 5mm knobs around the outside & a ovoid boss, from NWFP, nice $53.00 sold 10/2/2009
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PKB60) GREEK or later, c. 300-100 BC+, bronze bracelet pair, 69x53mm o.d., kidney shaped, various cast  & incised decorations, from NWFP, nice black patina in spots, some crust spots, $82.00
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PKR53) GREEK, c. 300-100 BC, bronze ring, 28mm o.d., 21mm i.d., (us ring size 11.5), 8mm wide, decorated with heavy crenellations, from NW Frontier, nice & wearable, $31.00 sold 7/6/2009
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PJB24) GREEK, c. 300-100 BC, bronze ring, might be horse tack or child's bracelet, 51mm o.d., 40mm i.d., 9mm wide, big oval "beads" separated by little beads, from Nal, F $15.00 sold
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PJP5) GREEK, c. 300-100 BC, bronze crescent shaped pectoral, ~110x117mm, from Darel, Gilgit, 108x110mm, one loop broken & anciently repaired with a riveted copper strip, $25.00 sold
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PJB27) GREEK, c. 300-100 BC, bronze open ring, 40mm o.d., 18mm i.d., 22g, knobs on corded base for decoration, from Bajawar, bit of crust, F $32.00 sold
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PJS1) GREEK?, c. 300-100 BC, cast base silver ring, 15mm i.d., 12.5g, rather large schematic peacock for decoration, from Bajawar, F $75.00
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PJ25) GREEK, c. 300-100 BC, bronze earring pair 23mm circles with 10 bosses, from Nal (Swat), VG-F $30.00 sold
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PKE6) GREEK, c. 300-100 BC, bronze ear studs, from Gilgit,
 a) 18mm dia. cone, F $10.00 sold
 b) 18mm dia., F $10.00
 c) 20mm dia., F $10.00
 d) 21mm dia., F $13.00
 e) 21x15mm hourglass shape, F $28.00 sold
 f) 26mm dia. round, 5 facets, VG $12.00 sold
 g) 33mm dia., central depression, F $15.00 sold
 h) 33mm dia., F+ $21.00 sold
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Some people insist that these are horse ornaments.
 

PJE10) GREEK, c. 300-100 BC, bronze earring, nicely contoured conoid on spiral end, from NWFP, a bit crusty, otherwise nice, $22.00
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PKR29) GREEK?, c. 300-100 BC, bronze ring, 9mm lozenge, size 7, F $6.50 sold
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PKR35) KUSHAN, c. 100-400 AD, yellow bronze ring, 18mm i.d. (~7.5 size), 12mm wide, a big ring heavily adorned with incised decorations, from Swat, NWFP, excellent shiny brown surface, VF $55.00 sold
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PKR30) KUSHAN-SHAHI?, c. 100-800 AD, lead seal ring, 13mm 8-point star on 22x13mm ring, was worn on a chain around the neck, F $15.00
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PKR33) KUSHAN, c. 100-400 AD, bronze ring lot, various types, some with some decoration, 18 pcs, 1 broken, $50.00 sold
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PJ19)KUSHAN-HEPHTHALITE, c. 100-500 AD, 37 beads, mostly bronze, few light color, might be silver, most are crude bicones, others are ferrules, few are thicker & decorated (older?), 37.5g total,  from Gilgit, NWF, VG-VF $120.00
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PJ20) KUSHAN-HEPHTHALITE, c. 100-500 AD, 8 pcs white bronze beads, ~12x15mm, each decorated with 4 raised bosses, 16.8g total,  from Gilgit, NWF, a few have minor chips, overall F-VF $45.00
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PJ21) KUSHAN-HEPHTHALITE, c. 100-500 AD, white bronze pendant-bead, 35x19mm, 6.2g, flat, lobed, decorated square on decorated tube, related & possibly from same necklace as beads above, from Gilgit, NWF, few small holes from crude manufacture, F $18.50 sold
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277-32. PAKISTAN, KUSHAN or SASANIAN, c. 100-400 AD, bronze dangle, 81x11x11mm, elongated thing with quadriblade & beaded sections, looped at both ends, one loop secured with an iron ferrule, might be an earring or maybe a decorative chain link, part of a necklace maybe, VF $75.00 sold 4/17/2009
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277-33. PAKISTAN, KUSHAN or SASANIAN, c. 100-400 AD, bronze dangle, 90x13x13mm, elongated thing with quadriblade & beaded sections, loop at top secured with an iron ferrule, pointed tip seems patinated differently, perhaps a kohl pick? (salai), VF $75.00
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277-35. PAKISTAN, KUSHAN or SASANIAN, c. 100-400 AD, bronze bracelet pair, ~73x62x13mm, ~81 & 85g, kidney bean shape, angular geometric decoration, F $108.00 sold 10/2/2009
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PKE19) SASANIAN, c. 251-350 AD, bronze earring pair, 117mm long, each a long bangle with beaded section & 4-bladed flared section, hook at top, loop at bottom to which a bell is attached, from Darel, NWFP, nice, $125.00
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PKE12) SASANIAN, c. 251-350 AD, section of a bronze earring, long bangle with beaded section & 4-bladed flared section, hook at top, loop at bottom,  88x10mm, from Darel, Gilgit, F $32.00
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PJ22) SASANIAN, c. 250-500 AD, pair of silver earrings, long rods, knob ends, wound with twisted wire, floral appliques, one is 40mm, other 49mm, 5.2g total, from Baluchistan, aF $44.00 sold 7/6/2009
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PKR61) SHAHI-ISLAMIC, c. 800-1500, bronze ring, 20mm, face is a 10mm diamond with 3 berries on each end, incuse "3 letter legend," maybe its Shahi Nagari?  From NWFP, 2 berries missing on one side, otherwise aXF $35.00 sold 4/1/2012
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PJ10) c. 300 BC-1300 AD?, bronze ring, 19mm diameter, 3.2g, diamond shaped face decorated with punched dots, F $13.75 sold
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226-08. SHAHI or later?, c. 700-1500, silver pendant with swastica motif, 25mm dia., riveted loop, crude, F $20.00 sold 7/6/2009
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PJR50) ISLAMIC (?), c. 1000-1700 AD, silver ring, USA size 7 (18mm i.d.), engraved eyes motif, NWFP, VF+ $55.00 sold 4/1/2012
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PJR51) ISLAMIC (?), c. 1000-1700 AD, bronze ring, hollow hemisphere with incised flower on face,  19mm face, USA ring size 8-8.5, 20mm i.d., components are soldered together, NWFP, dent in side wall, aVF $44.00
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PJB22) ISLAMIC, c. 1000-1200 AD, bronze bead, 18x10mm, in shape of a perched bird, bits of crust, VF $21.00
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PJR46) ISLAMIC, c. 1000-1200 AD, bronze ring, 18mm inner diameter, with 19mm face, decorated bulls eye with engraved lines vaguely resembling ALLAH in center, small central hole, VF $55.00
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277-36. PAKISTAN, ISLAMIC, c. 1100-1700, brass ring, 12x12mm face, 22x2mm ring (US size 5), flower in square on hollow jewel box, 3 part brazed construction, primitive but nice surfaces, VF $36.00
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PJ29) ISLAMIC, c. 1000-1700 AD?, gold amulet box, 18mm long, ~8mm diameter with wide loop, 3.2g, body decorated with 5 rectangular panels with incised floral & corded patterns, sealed end is a knobbed dome, original lid lost, replacement didn't fit, they folded the rim to make it work (pretty stupid!), loop decorated with twisted wires, small uninscribed cloth inside, loop bent (fixable), "F" $55.00 sold
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PJBP2) ISLAMIC, c. 1000-1500, bronze half moon pendant, 36x45mm, uncertain design, griffins?, from Mahmud mosque, Udigram, VG/aG $6.00 sold
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PJR18) ISLAMIC?, c. 1000 AD or later, ring of thin sheet bronze, 29mm dia., 21mm wide, ends soldered together, floral repoussee decoration, from Darel, Gilgit, a Kushan site, but this looks much later, maybe for a very big thumb?, VG $12.00 sold
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229-11) BRONZE BEAD LOT, various styles, Greek to Islamic, possibly a few are older, 12 pieces, nice, $42.00 sold
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226-11) probably LATE INDUS - SHAHI,
c. 1000 BC-1000 AD, bronze rings (I can try to match ring size),
a) plain, crusty $3.00
b) plain, choice $6.00
c) modest design elements, crusty $4.00
d) sim., choice $10.00
e) mixed wholesale 10 pcs $25.00
f) wholesale 50 pcs $95.00
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