ROMAN BRONZE BANGLE WITH SNAKES FINIAL
Measurements: 5 cm –internal diameter
Description: An Ancient Roman bronze bangle composed of a single wire with finials modelled in the shape of snakes’ heads. The snakes’ heads are further enriched by incised concentric circles and lines.
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.
Period: Circa 1st - 3rd Century AD
Condition: Fine, complete and intact. The bronze displays a nice olive-green patination to the surface.