Roman Bronze Bangle with Snakes Finials

GBP 280.00

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Object 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.

Date: Circa 1st – 3rd Century AD

Object Condition

Fine, complete and intact. The bronze displays a nice olive-green patination to the surface.

Object Details

  • material
  • diameter
    5 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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