Snake Triple Ring, Gold

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Exclusive to the British Museum, a Roman-inspired gold-plated in the form of a triple-coiled snake.

This ring is crafted from gold-plated sterling silver, and is inspired by an original Roman ring 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.

The original Graeco-Roman ring dates to sometime between the 1st century BC to the AD 1st century and is housed in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities. It is one of a series of similar rings made of bronze, silver or gold. It was made out of one piece of gold wire, tapering from the narrowest point at the tail to the broad and flat head. The scales of the snake are simply engraved, and rendered only on the upper part of the ring, where they could be seen. The broader scales on the top of the snake's head are skilfully composed, and their overhang at the sides gives the snake a menacing look from its almost hooded eyes. The snake's mouth, with its serrated edge, enhances this sinister appearance. 

An intriguing classically-inspired gift.

  • Product Code: CMCJ60840
  • Theme: Ancient Greece
  • T.P: 25.38
  • Dimensions: Dia.2cm
  • Material: Gold-plated sterling silver
  • Postage Weight: 0.04 Kg

Exclusive to the British Museum, a Roman-inspired gold-plated in the form of a triple-coiled snake.

This ring is crafted from gold-plated sterling silver, and is inspired by an original Roman ring 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.

The original Graeco-Roman ring dates to sometime between the 1st century BC to the AD 1st century and is housed in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities. It is one of a series of similar rings made of bronze, silver or gold. It was made out of one piece of gold wire, tapering from the narrowest point at the tail to the broad and flat head. The scales of the snake are simply engraved, and rendered only on the upper part of the ring, where they could be seen. The broader scales on the top of the snake's head are skilfully composed, and their overhang at the sides gives the snake a menacing look from its almost hooded eyes. The snake's mouth, with its serrated edge, enhances this sinister appearance. 

An intriguing classically-inspired gift.

  • Product Code: CMCJ60840
  • Theme: Ancient Greece
  • T.P: 25.38
  • Dimensions: Dia.2cm
  • Material: Gold-plated sterling silver
  • Postage Weight: 0.04 Kg
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