Snake bracelet (British Museum exclusive)

    SKU: cmcj45900

    £12.99 Members' price *

    About

    A snake bracelet inspired by those from antiquity, made from gold-plated pewter.

    Snake rings and bracelets were very popular in antiquity and were worn possibly for protection against the evil eye or to ensure fertility. Snakes were also associated with the healing god Ascelpius, who is often shown with a snake coiled around a staff (a stick that was carried by the god).

    This example is based on a Graeco- Roman piece from the 1st-2nd century AD. It is replicated from the original in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the British Museum.

    Specification

    Product code: cmcj45900
    Exhibition: Pompeii and Herculaneum
    World culture: Ancient Rome
    Details: Gift-packaged
    Material: Gold plated pewter
    Size: Approx. 7cm wide
    Weight: 0.095kg
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