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 double figure-eight, the head turned out, the tail coiled into three spiral loops, the upper surface of the body and tail with a scale pattern defined by incised crosshatching, the details on the head delineated
1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) long; ring size 5½