Serpenti - Ancient Roman Circa 2nd - 4th Century AD Bronze Serpent Amulet Pendant (PGP165)
Serpenti - Ancient Roman Circa 2nd-4th Century Bronze Serpent Amulet Pendant. This amazing pendant is crafted from bronze. Featuring an ancient Roman design, wonderful detail and quality bronze work. The pendant displays a beautiful 'S' shape, with a snake face, mid-section, and tail. The bale is circular and substantial, which holds the dangling serpent beautifully. This piece has lovely aged deep bronze patina. The snake pendant has been matched up to a contemporary black leather adjustable cord, with a secure lobster claw clasp. The softness of the cord protects the bale as it moves back and forth, when worn. This pendant would make a perfect unique gift or wonderful addition to any early collection.
Note: In Ancient Rome, there were different gods for every occasion. Snakes , often accompanying the Lares, are also symbols of good fortune and guardian deities that protect the home, shop, neighbourhood , or temple.
The snake spirit animal relies on its surroundings and its vibrations and uses it as a compass to find its direction. It slithers on the earth and translates the energies from it. The meaning of the snake is also about transformation. It signifies rebirth and transmutation.
Measurements: Pendant 38.00 mm x 18.00 mm Leather Cord (adjustable) 17" 19"
Weight: 10.20 grams
Condition: Excellent Note: Pristine for its age. Artifacts are luxury items, can be worn with care.
Origin: England Provenance: England: From Private collection.
Date: Circa 2nd - 4th Century