STAG AND SNAKE

STAG AND SNAKE

Period

Stone

Size

Roman – 2nd – 3rd Century AD

Silver

12mm

A round silver intaglio depicting a standing stag, a snake, and a branch. It is possible that these symbolise Diana (goddess of hunting and of wild animals) and Apollo (god of sun), who in Roman mythology were twins, the former often being associated with stags and the latter with snakes.