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Sassanian Persia

Description: Silver finger ring set with carbouchon "eyed" agate in grey/white. Shank with piercings around bezel - possibly later but antique.
Period: 3rd/6th Century A.D.
Size: Dia. 2 cm. stone 15 - 12 mm


In AD 226 Ardashir I, a Persian vassal-king, rebelled against the Parthians, defeated them at the Battle of Hormuz (224), and founded a new Persian dynasty, the Sassanids. He went on to conquer several minor neighbouring kingdoms, invaded India, levying heavy tribute from the rulers of the Punjab, and conquered Armenia. He also established Zoroastrianism as the official religion of Persia.

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