The Scylla myth is the tale of the two Greek mythical sea creatures, Scylla and Charybdis. The sea creatures were described as being on opposite sides of the Strait of Messina, the six-headed Scylla on one side and Charybdis, the personification of a whirlpool, on the other. The sea monsters were located close enough to each other that they presented an unavoidable threat to sailors, and avoiding one monster meant passing too close to the other.
This story is a cautionary tale used to describe situations in which there is no choice available without some cost, where the best course is to “choose the lesser of two evils.” From time to time, we may encounter our own Scylla and Charybdis stories, and all we can do is choose the course with the least cost and be resilient.
This coin symbolizes resilience. Crafted out of lustrous 18k yellow gold, it features hand-cut rubellite tourmaline set into the body of the Akragas Crab.