Roman Gold Snake Magic Finger Ring
An Uroboros. The snake eats its own tail a symbol for the eternal cycle of life, death and rebirth.
1st Century BC - 1st Century AD
American Ring Size: 9
Height: 25 mm. (1 in.)
Acquired by Antiquarium, Ltd. on the Swiss market, October 1994; Property of Chicago private collector Mr. A. C. (d. 2014), acquired from Antiquarium, Ltd. 12 November 1997; Thence by inheritance to his wife, 2014; Current owner: Antiquarium, Ltd., New York, acquired from Mr. C's widow in New York, September 2017.
BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020)
Henkel, Friedrich; Die römischen Fingerringe der Rheinlande und der benachbarten Gebiete. Mit Unterstützung der Rőmisch-germanischen Kommission des Kaiserlich Archäologischen Instituts (Berlin, 1913) nos. 33, 333, pp. 6, 47
Campbell Bonner Magical Gems Database (CBd) no: CBd-43