A ROMAN GOLD SNAKE BRACELET
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
The solid gold hoop overlapping at the head and tail with the tip of the tail wrapped around the hoop, the scales rendered at tail and head, the finely detailed large head with an open mouth with a protruding tongue
3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) wide
Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 27-28 October 1987, lot 261 (illustration reversed).
Private collection, Switzerland.