AA 303 Large Banded Agate Bead-Parthian Empire
Large, rare, and impressive agate bead dating from the Parthian Empire, in the area that is now Iran. 200 BC-200AD. At its height, the Parthian Empire stretched from the northern reaches of the Euphrates, in what is now central-eastern Turkey, to eastern Iran. The empire, located on the Silk Road trade route between the Roman Empire in the Mediterranean Basin and the Han Empire of China, became a center of trade and commerce. Excellent Condition.
31mm x 22mm
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