9 December 2008
A ROMAN GOLD SNAKE RING
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
Formed from a stout wire, the body coiled, the neck twisted into a figure-eight, the head turned out, the tail coiled into two spiral loops, the upper surface of the body and tail with a scale pattern defined by incised zigzag, the details on the head delineated
¾ in. (1.9 cm.) wide; ring size 4
with Nina Borowski, Paris, 1975.
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Please note that the correct ring size in 4.
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