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Gold snake bracelet, worn on the wrist
Romano-Egyptian, 3rd - 2nd century B.C.
Source: The J. Paul Getty Museum
In the Hellenistic period, gold made available by new territorial conquests flooded the Greek world.
Combined with social and economic changes that created a wealthy clientele with a taste for luxury, this availability led to an immense outpouring of gold jewelry to meet the demand.
Here’s a closer view of the detailing of the cross-hatching.