9 December 2004
A ROMAN GOLD SNAKE RING
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Formed from a stout wire, the body coiled, the head turned out and the tail tapering, the upper surface with a scale pattern defined by crosshatching
¾ in. (2 cm.) wide; ring size 7½
Inherited from the owners father in the 1970s.
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