Sterling Silver Medical Staff Charm. Also known as the caduceus, was a staff carried by the Olympian god Hermes who was a messenger between the gods and humans, and also the patron of travelers. Doctors used to have to travel miles far way to care for the sick, so the symbol had always been associated with doctors and medicine. It has remained recognized ever since, and is still associated with medical organizations and those in the field.
Length measurement includes the 5 mm soldered jump ring.