ostracon ancient art



Rare Roman Silber Snake Brooch, 2nd-3rd Century AD

Unique and well preserved robe brooch with a double-headed snake.

The bulged silver bow shows a snake body with a stylized scale pattern. The pin catch merges into two erect snake heads. The coiled bronze spring with external chords ending in snakelike tails.

The motif of the erect double-headed snake bears an apotropaic purpose.

Pristine preservation.

L. 4 cm (1.6 in)

Ex Swiss private collection acquired at Galerie Nefer Zurich, joined by an expertise from December 1990.

Sold 1650 USD

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