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    Roman Silver Finger Ring Healing Snake of Salus

    Roman Silver Finger Ring Healing Snake of Salus

    $250 (approx conversion from £185)

    Item details

    This is a nice ancient Roman silver finger ring, dating to the 2nd century A.D. It is of penannular form, decorated with two facing snakeheads. A similar ring found in Oxfordshire discussed here PAS-942FE3 and Suffolk SF-8BEF14. This snake ring is of Johns Type Bii, there are numerous parallels from the Snettisham jeweller's hoard, (Johns, 1997, 36-37 and 100-105, nos243-274). 

    The snake during this period was associated with healing, the goddess Salus and Asclepius all have associations with snakes.

    OBJECT: Finger Ring

    CULTURE: Roman

    DATE: c. 2nd - 3rd century A.D.

    MATERIAL: Silver

    RING SIZE:  9 (US)  R 3/4 (UK)

    SIZE: 22mm x 26mm x 4mm

    WEIGHT: 5 grams

    PROVENANCE: Ex. European Private Collection.



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