Snake single coil ring

    SKU: cmcj90320

    £40.00 Members' price *


    The original gold finger ring was found in Alexandria. Snake rings were worn in Antiquity as charms, possibly for protection against the evil eye or to ensure fertility. Snakes were also associated with the healing god Asclepius who is often shown with a snake coiled around a staff. Graeco-Roman, 1st or 2nd century AD. Copied from the original in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities.


    Product code: cmcj90320
    Exhibition: Pompeii and Herculaneum
    Price category: £25 to £50
    World culture: Ancient Rome
    Details: Sterling silver
    Material: Silver
    Weight: 0.017kg
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