The owl was the symbol of Athena goddess of wisdom and intelligence and was frequently depicted in the art and coinage of ancient Athens. Symbol of longevity, protection and stability. Generally, the turtle is seen to represent self-containment, earthiness, patience and a steady approach to life. It is often thought to be the wisest of souls among the animal kingdom. The ancient Greek word for turtle, 'chelone', was the name given to the famous coin of the Aegean island of Aegina. Snakes have become symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing. The ancient Greeks considered snakes sacred to Asclepius, the god of medicine. He carried a caduceus, a staff with one or two serpents wrapped around it, which has become the symbol of modern physicians. A versatile piece that can be worn as a brooch or teamed with a chain to become a pendant. The pendant is crafted with extra care in 925 Sterling Silver. It was made in Greece, diameter size is 35mm and weighs approximately 12 g.