Lovely Ancient Khmer Gold Ring from Early Angkor Kingdoms 9th Century AD

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Seller: acmer (93) 100%, Location: Klongsan District, BA, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 192893074946 Rare, Lovely Antique Gold Ring from Ancient Khmer Kingdoms in Today's Cambodia, either Chenla Period or early Angkor Period (900 AD). The ring has set red stone (possible Garnet) rising high on the shoulder, the style of pre Angkor Period. (The later style has set stone low on the broad shoulder. Last two photos are for reference publication). Original. No Repair. This is 100% Antique, not Reproduction. Weight is approx. 5.3 gram. Diameter approx. 16 mm. Sturdy for every day use. The item is tested with the Jewelry Testing Lab and found that the gold alloy is medium at 11.64K (48.51% pure gold, 45.52% pure silver, 5.96% copper). In ancient Khmer culture, medium and low gold alloy is common. The item is in great condition, being kept in case. Small gold objects, colored glass objects were often found in case or urn surrounding ancient religion site (as religious offering) or burial site. Small gold rings were sometime found but rare. These objects were often found when farmers plowed into new unoccupied land around 30 years ago. This is an antique jewelry that can be used and one can wear it. This can be a very unique, cultural, and valuable gift that owner of it can pass down to the next generation. About Ancient Khmer Ancient Khmer started from Chenla Kingdom in 600 A.D., then Angkor Kingdom in 900 A.D with the construction of the famous Angkor Wat in 12th century A.D. and Angkor Thom in 13th century A.D. Throughout Angkor time, many capitals, cities, and thousands of temples and monuments were built. In 13th century, the power of Angkor was at its peak and covered Today's areas in Laos, Southern Vietnam, Central Thailand, Western Thailand (Kanchanaburi Province next to Mynmar), Lower North Thailand (Sukhothai), making Angkor one of the most powerful empires in Asia. Satellite imaging has revealed that Angkor, during its peak in 13th centuries, was the largest pre-industrial urban center in the world. After its peak, Angkor Kingdom started to decline and was defeated in 14th century A.D. by Ayutthaya Kingdom from Central Thailand. According to the record of the now famous Zhou Da Guan, Chinese commercial envoy member, in 1296 A.D., the city of Angkor was in caste systems with master residents (rulers, soldiers, priests, and merchants) on one end and slaves on another end. "Most families have more than 100 slaves, some have 20, only the poorest families have none", he wrote. It is not hard to estimate then that, out of about 1 million population of Angkor, 7 out of 10 were slaves. The rest of them were the King and his royal families, nobles, officials and their families, soldiers and their families, priests, Chinese merchants. Reference of Ring Size: Shipping and Handling Via EMS Payment PayPal. Please make your payment within 7 days. Import Tax In buyer's country, buyer is responsible for, if any, the import duties, taxes, and charges. You can find more duty information at Condition: Excellent condition. Sturdy. Can use in everyday life., Material: Gold

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