Historical Context: These bracelets were manufactured in Phoenicia around the 10th to 7th Century BC. Phoenicia was a coastal area just north of Palestine/Judea. It contained numerous important trade and port cities, including Arados, Tripolis, Byblos, Sidon, and Tyre. Phoenicia was originally controlled by the Persian empire until around 340 BC. In 340 BC, Phoenicia was conquered by Alexander the Great. After his death (323 BC), Control of Phoenicia was traded between the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt and the Seleukid Dynasty of Syria until the Roman in the 1st Century BC.
Attribution: Phoenicia, 10th to 7th Century BC
Size: 127 to 132 mm at inside diameter (about 5 to 5 1/4 inches)
Weight: Average 230 grams each (over 1/2 pound each)
Condition: Excellent - Please see the picture. One bracelet was repaired