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Ancient Greek coin silver ring

  • January 9, 2013 4:09 PM

One of the things I love to do most is handcrafting a ring or a pendant with an ancient coin. The coins I refer to were each stamped individually from silver, brass or copper. They can be defined in today’s terms as “one of a kind” coins.

One of the coins I picked for my ring is an Ancient Greek coin silver ring . The coin is authentic and was struck in  the Kingdom of Parthia, showing king Osreus II. It is a  drachm dated 190AD. I handcerafted a  sterling silver ring and set this unusual coin in it.

Ancient coin Parthian Ring by Rioritajewelry


The Parthian Empire was actually the Persian kingdom during the rules of ancient Greece and Rome. The Parthians resided in ancient Persia (today : Iran) between 247 B.C. and 228 A.D .They had defeated the Seleucids, which were the successors of Alexander the Great , and took over a very big part of the Middle East and southwest Asia.  The empire of Parthia counterbalanced the Roman empire. The had ruled in areas which are know to us today as – Armenia ,Afghanistan, Azerbaidzhan,Georgia,  Iran,  Iraq,Jordan, Israel,  Syria, Lebanon,Turkey, Turkmenistan,  Pakistan and Tajikistan.

Ancient coin Parthian Ring - Osreus II- hyandcrafted by rioritajewelry


In 113AD, Trajan, the Roman emperor, had conquered Parthia and deposed King Osreus I of Parthia, but when Trajan died, Osreus returned and reclaimed the Persian throne.This was followed by the his recognition by Roman caesar Hadrian .

The image on the front surface of the coin is of Osreus II , whom we do not know much about when we try to search information through History books. What we do find are the coins he produced.

Ancient coin Parthian Ring - Inside part of the ring


You will find this ring in my Etsy shop:

Ring size: US size 8, Can be re-adjusted.