Crafted from 925 Silver (tested), this unique brooch features the Two Headed Serpent (Caducues)..dating back centuries to Ancient Greek mythology.
Dating to c1970 this amazing Brooch has been pressed (repousse style) and has been made in a figure eight shape with an identical snakes head at each end of a single body.
The Caduceus appears on the staff carried by Hermes in Greco-Egyptian mythology and was carried in the left hand of Mercury in Roman iconology. The snake with two heads also appears in Ancient Indian and Celtic mythology as far back as the second century AD.
With a straight pin and a security clasp in good order it measures 1 3/4" x 1 1/4".
With a patina of age it is in good Vintage condition.
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