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A ROMAN GOLD SNAKE BRACELET
A ROMAN GOLD SNAKE BRACELET

CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.

Details
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
Provenance
French Private Collection, 1985.

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