Roman iron age (001-400 A.D.).
Bracelet with snake head found in gold. One of the Early Roman Ages many finds.
In Denmark 163 stray finds of gold spiral rings have been dated back to this period. The thin gold tread was wound around the finger, the wrist, pierced the ear or wound around the ankle and pieces were broken off and given in exchange of other goods. The gold was worn by rich men and thus a fashion developed which could be copied in silver and bronze. Gradually the rings were ornamented with distinctive motives, especially snake heads.___________________________________________________