Hellenistic Roman Gold Serpent Heads Bracelet
Circa 2nd-3rd century AD A gold bracelet formed from helically coiled rod with serpent-head terminals and central granulated pin-and-loop mechanism to secure; provincial workmanship. Cf. Marshall, F.H. Catalogue of the Jewellery Greek, Etruscan and Roman in the Departments of Antiquities British Museum, item 2801. Gold, 30 grams, 64 mm (2 2/2") The property of a London City Gentleman acquired in Europe during the mid-1900's. The Hellenistic styles of ornament continued in production in the provincial workshops of the Eastern Roman empire into the 4th century AD and later.