the snake

Ancient Greek inspired snake ring jewellery with museum replica bronze amphora

In ancient Greek mythology, the serpent was a symbol of healing and protection. It was associated with the cult of Asklepios, the Greek god of medicine, whose staff was depicted with two interweaving serpents. This symbol is the logo of the British Medical Association and the Army Medical Corps.

The Greeks also feared the serpent as an aggressive defender. The name 'Medusa', the snake-haired Gorgon, translates from the Greek as 'guardian' or 'protectress'. The Romans regarded the snake as the continuing spirit (or 'genius') of the family unit.


bronze helmet with coiling serpent

bronze helmet with coiling serpent

The crest on this helmet is supported by a coiling serpent. Symbol of healing, the serpent was al..

Code: BH-16

£145.00 Ex Tax: £120.83

bronze helmet with coiling serpent crest

bronze helmet with coiling serpent crest

The crest on the helmet is supported be a coiled serpent. Symbol of healing, the serpent was also..

Code: BH-01

£60.00 Ex Tax: £50.00

healing serpent of Asklepios pendant

healing serpent of Asklepios pendant

Asklepios, son of Apollo, was the god of medicine and healing. He is usually represented, as here, w..

Code: JV-183

£60.00 Ex Tax: £50.00

medium bronze helmet with twin serpents

medium bronze helmet with twin serpents

Twin coiled serpents support this crest. Symbol of healing, the serpent was also the guardian and pr..

Code: BH-35

£295.00 Ex Tax: £245.83

ornate snake bracelet

ornate snake bracelet

Symbol of healing, guardian and protector of sacred places and objects. The ancient Greeks revered s..

Code: JV-055

£100.00 Ex Tax: £83.33

ornate snake earrings

ornate snake earrings

The serpent, a symbol of healing, guardian and protector of sacred places and objects. The ancient G..

Code: JV-038

£60.00 Ex Tax: £50.00

ornate snake pendant

ornate snake pendant

Symbol of healing, and the guardian and protector of sacred places and objects. The ancient Greek..

Code: JV-074

£30.00 Ex Tax: £25.00

ornate snake ring

ornate snake ring

The serpent was a symbol of healing, and a guardian or protector of sacred places and objects. The a..

Code: JV-021

£60.00 Ex Tax: £50.00

snake bracelet

snake bracelet

Symbol of healing, guardian and protector of sacred places and objects. The ancient Greeks revered s..

Code: JV-089

£100.00 Ex Tax: £83.33

snake earrings

snake earrings

A pair of earrings composed of a coiling snake suspended from a plain mount. The snake, a symbol ..

Code: JV-231

£60.00 Ex Tax: £50.00

snake ring

snake ring

The serpent was regarded by the ancient Greeks as a symbol of healing and as a guardian and protecto..

Code: JV-085

£40.00 Ex Tax: £33.33

snake torque

snake torque

The serpent was regarded by the ancient Greeks as a symbol of healing, and as a guardian and protect..

Code: JV-082

£185.00 Ex Tax: £154.17

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