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Hiss is a snake bracelet from the 1st century A.D.
Designed to look like a coil around the wearer, this would have been worn in a pair on the wrist or upper arm. A tinier head appears coming from the snake’s tail. Look closely.
Snake Bracelet, A.D. 1 - 100, Romano-Egyptian. J. Paul Getty Museum.