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Fine Silver Ring Engraved with Ancient Thracian Motifs Handcrafted Museum Reproduction RS0003
Beautiful Handcrafted Roman Style Silver Ring with engraved Thracian symbols.
AVAILABLE ONLY FOR PRE-ORDER. This item may take 1-2 weeks to ship. Variations in shape, weight, and color are to be expected as each item is handmade.
Thrace is a historical area that starched from the Balkan Mountains to the north, the Aegean Sea to the south and the Black Sea to the east. The name Thrace, comes from the Thracians, ancient people with Indo-European origins. The earliest traces of man in Thrace go back to the Paleolithic time, forty thousand years ago. In around 6000 BC Thrace was settled by an agricultural population. Two thousand years latter they discovered minerals and turned to mining and metal work. In todays central Bulgaria, archeologists have excavated numerous copper tools, weapons, and ornaments, all dating from this remote period. By 3000 B.C. Thrace’s smiths were working in gold, probably panned from rivers, and were crafting rings, bracelets, plaques, and other adornments that were among the earliest gold objects to come out of Europe. The actual first mention of the Thracians is in Homers Iliad, as allies of Troy. In around 700 BC, Greek’s started colonizing Thrace, and in 600 BC as line of cities have been established, which had led to active trade between the Greeks and the “barbarians” as Greeks called everyone that was not part of their culture. They lived in a tribal organizations, usually as farmers, hunters or fisherman.
Measurements: Ring Size US 5.5 (16mm inner diameter) with a weight of 01.76 gr
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