Caduceus and related symbols

The natives near the pass conspired together and came out to meet him with treacherous intentions, holding olive-branches and wreaths, which nearly all the barbarians use as tokens of friendship, just as we Greeks use the herald’s staff.

Polybius 3.52.3

Earlier posts discussing this symbolism.

Not sure if I put this up here before but the best real caduceus I’ve ever seen is in the Minneapolis Institute of Art:2012-10-31 11.32.44.jpg

 

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