Bronze, silver and gold jewellery in the form of snakes were among the most popular objects in Roman and Greek jewellery. Snake jewels had a host of amuletic connotations. They were particularly associated with the healing snakes of Asclepius, the god of medicine. Snakes also held different meanings from being guardians to being symbols of resurrection.
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