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
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.