Gold Pendant with Sassanid Silver Coin of Emperor Khosrow II - FJ.7080 - For Sale

Gold Pendant with Sassanid Silver Coin of Emperor Khosrow II - FJ.7080
Price: $900.00
Origin: Iran
Circa: 591 AD to 628 AD
Collection: Jewelry
Style: Sassanid Coin Pendant
Medium: Silver and Gold
In 244 A.D., Ardeshir I founded the Sassanid Dynasty, the last native Persian Kingdom to rule Ancient Iran before the Islamic conquest. The Sassanid era was a golden age of Persian culture that witnessed the revival of Zoroastrianism, an ancient mystical religion native to these lands, and a literary Renaissance spurred by the translation of many Old Persian epics recorded in cuneiform into the Middle Persian language of Pahlavi written in an alphabet derived from Aramaic. By introducing heightened international trade and commerce they created a legacy of political and economic diplomacy. They sponsored trade with the Romans (later on the Byzantines), their archenemy, to the west and the Chinese to the east. Excavations in China have unearthed gold and silver Sassanid coins covering a span of many centuries until the demise of the Empire during the reign of Khosrow II. However, the fall of the Empire had already started with a series of wars waged under the rule of Khosrow I, the father of Khosrow II. Challenged by the intensification of the same international commerce that had bore such wealth, struggles for national power and international prestige had escalated to an ungovernable degree. In the face of threats to his royal house, Khosrow II embarked upon military campaigns that would prove unsuccessful. By the close of his reign, the once mighty Sassanid Empire came to an end, paving the way for the rise of Islam in the Middle East.The inherent splendor of the precious metals is allowed to shine in this gorgeous pendant. The hues of the silver and the gold naturally complement each other. In this pendant, the present and the past combine. The classic, reserved form of the modern gold settings enhances the timeless beauty and majesty of the ancient coin. To wear this pendant is to reconnect with the past while simultaneously exhibiting style and elegance that is both contemporary and timeless. - (FJ.7080)

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