A brief visit to Pompei will convince any visitor that the Romans thought of snakes very differently to ourselves.


in Pompei, serpents decorate taverns, kitchens, shops, crossroads, baths and public temples. They writhe across frescos depicting gods and gladiators. They appear in abundance in the many Pompeian household shrines (lararia) alongside the family's ancestral figures and genii. Snakes, to the Romans, represented health, plenty, and the principle of generative power - so it's no wonder that we also find them in their jewelry.


Timeless Galleries are pleased to offer a fantastic example of a 1st - 3rd Century A.D. Roman Snake-Headed Ring. Its internal diameter is 19mm, making it a British size S / US-Canadian size 9 1/8.


A beautiful gift for the history lover.


SKU: 1897-9
  • Acquired by Timeless of the UK Antiquities Market, 2019, previously forming part of a private Belgian collection. Prior to that, forming part of a German collection formed in the 1990s.

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