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Ring with a double headed Snake from Pompeii Sterling silver 18K gold plated

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Ring with double headed  Snake replica in Sterling Silver 18K gold plated of a ring dated to the 1st cen. BC, discovery on the ruins of Pompeii.

In Roman religion, the serpent-shaped Genie (lat. Genius) was the benevolent guardian spirit of the families abd individuals. In Pompei the snake represented fertility and sexuality. Snake-shaped rings were widespread in the Roman era as health-protecting symbols.

Object inspired by ancient jewelry collections.

  • Material: Sterling silver 18K gold-plated
  • Color: Gold
  • Weight: 0,02 lb (8.2 g)
  • Size: IT 18 - Ø 0,75 inch (19.10 mm)

Produced in Italy

Bibliography: 
"Splendors The luxury of ornaments in Herculaneum", edited by Francesco Sirano.
"Female beauty in Pompeii. Cosmetics and ornaments", edited by Antonio D'Ambrosio.

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