AUD $90.00

Swat Valley, Silver Star Ring.

A chunky “coin silver” ring, with an extraordinary knob sticking out of a12 pointed star, from the Swat Valley, Pakistan.
The “coin silver” appears to be of the medium quality, possibly about 80 to 90% silver, slightly darker and harder than Sterling, it therefore takes longer to wear down.

The 4 mm band has some detailing.

In good solid condition, it would fit a size “S” finger (US 9.25)

There is an example of this ring on page 106, “The Arts and Crafts of the Swat Valley.” by Johan Kalter. T&H 1991.

Where he states that the centre of production is Khwazakhela, and that the matrices or stamps used to make applied decorations are made in Multan, further south east in Pakistan.
Perhaps this is where our “Jewellers Stamps” were made, to see them try searching for stamps.

Age: Mid 20th Century.

Size: L 40 mm X W 30 mm, across the star.

Weight: 11 grams.