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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.)

9.5g.

 

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.

 

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Exhibited: 

BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020) 

 

 

 

Comparanda:

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