Often mistakenly used as a symbol of medicine, the caduceus—two snakes wrapped around a winged staff—has a storied history in Greek mythology. The staff was carried by the god Hermes, and was most often associated with trade, liars and thieves. However, through a series of mixups in the 19th century, the caduceus became confused with the Rod of Asclepius—the true symbol of medicine in ancient times.
Handcrafted Sterling Silver pendant and rose clasp on a 50cm (20") stainless steel woven chain. Can be lengthened by up to 5cm using sizing rings.