Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
0 selections
Log In
0 selections
lots of lots
Lot 0038
Near East, Iran, Sassanian, ca. 3rd to 5th century CE. A stunning silver bracelet of an elegant twisted design comprised of a thick solid silver wire wound with a delicate twisted silver wire, with hammered silver pointed termini adorned with spiral motifs comprised of a matching twisted silver wire. Sasanian art shows a fascinating fusion of Near Eastern as well as Greco-Roman influences and includes fine luxury arts created from jewels and precious metals like this example. Weight: 84.7 grams Size: 6.5" L (16.5 cm); interior opening 1.75" L x 2" W (4.4 cm x 5.1 cm)

The Sasanian Empire (also called Sassanid, Sasanid, or Sassanian) is generally regarded as the highlight of ancient Iranian civilization and was the final pre-Islamic empire of Persia. It was established by Ardeshir I, the son of Papak and descendant of Sasan, in 224 CE. This empire came to an end in 651 CE. The Sasanians thought of themselves as the rightful successors to the Achaemenid Persians.

Provenance: Ex-Private Florida collection acquired in the 1980's

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.



Old losses to hammered silver of one terminal, minor denting to both termini. Expected tarnish and nice overall patina commensurate with age.

Buyer's Premium

  • 24.5%

Ancient Sassanian Silver Cuff Bracelet

Estimate $1,200 - $1,500Feb 9, 2017
Louisville, CO, USA