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Day 1: Decorative Arts of the World

Tue, Jul 27, 2021 11:00AM EDT
Lot 74

Ancient Roman Silver Snake Bangle Torc Torque

Estimate: $300 - $600

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Ancient Roman silver bracelet torc, or torque, in the form of a double headed snake, incised to create the impression of snake skin, 1st-2nd century CE. The snake which sheds their skin every year, was a symbol of rebirth and rejuvenation during this time period. The mythical serpent, also called "linnormr" in Old Norse, or lindworm, was common in pagan religious beliefs in the Migration Period across Scandinavia and northern Europe. Provenance: Private collection, Minnesota. Height: 3 in x diameter: 3 3/8 in. Weight: 2.19 Troy oz. Please contact us for a detailed condition report. Please note that the lack of a condition statement does not imply perfect condition. Email condition@revereauctions.com with any condition questions.