6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 67,000
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
A ROMAN GOLD SNAKE BRACELET
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
The solid strap coiled into a spiral, one end terminating in the turned-back snake head, naturalistically-modelled and finely-contoured, the eyes inlaid in silver, the scales rendered by hatching on the front, the rest of the hoop plain, the other end terminating in the undulating tail, coiled over itself and tapering to a point
3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) diameter
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French Private Collection, 1985.
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