The Caduceus is a winged staff with two snakes wrapped around it. It was an ancient astrological symbol of commerce and is associated with the Greek God Hermes, the messenger for the Gods, conductor of the dead and protector of merchants and thieves.
In the seventh century, the caduceus came to be associated with the precursor of medicine, based on the Hermetic astrological principles of using the planets and stars to heal the sick. In modern times, it is used as the symbol of medicine!
Each ballpoint twist pen comes in an engraved cherry box with the Caduceus symbol on the outside of the box. The refill is a standard "Parker Style" refill.