Beautiful Achaemenid solid gold bracelet, featuring a woven design on the band, with a ram's head mounted on each terminal. Each ram head is realistically rendered and decorated with intricate and abstract patterns. Rams in ancient Persia were held in high regard as they were seen as a symbol of virility. These styles of bracelets can be traced back to Persepolis, the capital city of ancient Persia, and were usually found in the ancient Royal courts of the city. This particular bracelet was likely a tribute to the King. Weight: 4 oz.