A GRAECO-ROMAN GOLD SNAKE RING   CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.   Composed of two coiling snakes, their heads turned out on either side, their bodies forming a Herakles knot at the centre, details incised  1½ in. (3 cm.) wide

A GRAECO-ROMAN GOLD SNAKE RING CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D. Composed of two coiling snakes, their heads turned out on either side, their bodies forming a Herakles knot at the centre, details incised 1½ in. (3 cm.) wide

A ROMAN GOLD SNAKE BRACELET   CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D. The solid gold hoop overlapping at the head and tail with the tip of the tail wrapped around the hoop, the scales rendered at tail and head, the finely detailed large head with an open mouth with a protruding tongue. 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) wide

A ROMAN GOLD SNAKE BRACELET CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D. The solid gold hoop overlapping at the head and tail with the tip of the tail wrapped around the hoop, the scales rendered at tail and head, the finely detailed large head with an open mouth with a protruding tongue. 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) wide

Roman Snake Ring - Solid-gold bracelets and rings in the form of snakes were among the most popular objects in Greek and Roman jewelry. The snakes symbolize fertility and were intended to ward off evil. Roman, 1st century

Roman Snake Ring - Solid-gold bracelets and rings in the form of snakes were among the most popular objects in Greek and Roman jewelry. The snakes symbolize fertility and were intended to ward off evil. Roman, 1st century

ROMAN PAIR OF GOLD HOOP EARRINGS       DATE:  1st Century AD, 2nd Century AD  CULTURE:  Roman

ROMAN PAIR OF GOLD HOOP EARRINGS DATE: 1st Century AD, 2nd Century AD CULTURE: Roman

A ROMAN GOLD AND GARNET WREATH -  CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.

A ROMAN GOLD AND GARNET WREATH - CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.

Golden ring in shape of a snake. Roman, 1st century B.C. - 1st century A.D.

Golden ring in shape of a snake. Roman, 1st century B.C. - 1st century A.D.

A pair of first century earrings, from a tomb in Tillia Tepe, Afghanistan, when they were on display at the 'Afghanistan, Rediscovered Treasures' exhibition at Muse Guimet in 2006 in Paris, France.  Thierry Ollivier/Muse Guimet/Getty Images

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A pair of first century earrings, from a tomb in Tillia Tepe, Afghanistan, when they were on display at the 'Afghanistan, Rediscovered Treasures' exhibition at Muse Guimet in 2006 in Paris, France. Thierry Ollivier/Muse Guimet/Getty Images

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