Category Archives: Persian History

Ancient Greek Art: An Introduction

Ancient Greece has a certain familiar presence in modern times, from the Trojan War and Odysseus to the commanding presence of the Parthenon. Art has an important role in keeping the ancient culture alive and well no matter the passage … Continue reading

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How To Authenticate Ancient Coins

Forgeries of ancient coins are believed to be as old as coinage itself. Thus, learning how to authenticate coins in one’s ancient coin collection is also a timeless skill, one that requires knowledge, experience/exposure, and research. Often a visual inspection … Continue reading

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Ancient Persian Gold Brooch

Just added to our collection is this beautiful and important ancient Persian Gold Brooch, which dates back to around 200 BC. This piece is adorned with with two ram heads, an oval shaped pearl inlay, small round accent pearls, dangling … Continue reading

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Brief History of Persia Pt. 3: Sasanian Empire

The Sasanian kings considered themselves direct successors of the great Achaemenid dynasty founded by Cyrus the Great. After the fall of Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenids, orchestrated by Alexander the Great in 330 BC, the province of Fars … Continue reading

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