- Museum number
Serpent bangle of brown hair on a coiled flexible metal base with an engraved gold head and tail. There are three cabochon garnets on the head and two garnet eyes. The serpent has a forked tongue and (apparently) teeth.
- Production date
Diameter: 6.00 - 7.50 centimetres (coiled)
Length: 32 centimetres (approx. uncoiled)
Length: 4 centimetres (head)
- Curator's comments
- See also C. Gere & J. Rudoe, 'Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: A Mirror to the World', London, British Museum, 2010, fig. 121, p.168
- Not on display
- The hair is slightly frayed.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Bought by donor from Bruce in Roger's Gallery (Portobello Road) 20.2.94
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number