With a design inspired by a coin with its roots in Ancient Akragas, this talisman depicts Akragas' emblematic crab with open claws, a symbol of the city's strength as a sea power and a Scylla swimming below. Scylla was a sea monster of Greek mythology described as having six heads with deadly, sharp teeth and was said to bark like a dog, with her loins girdled by the heads of dogs.

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 resilienceCrafted out of lustrous 18k yellow gold, it features hand-cut rubellite tourmaline set into the body of the Akragas Crab.

  • Recycled 18k yellow gold 
  • Round faceted diamonds (0.056 ct) and rubellite (0.213 ct)
  • Length: 21mm; Height: 20mm

This item will be made to order specifically for you. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. If you require rush delivery or need this item by a certain date, please contact us at info@emilyweldcollins.com

Akragas Talisman Necklace

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 With a design inspired by a coin with its roots in Ancient Akragas, this talisman depicts Akragas' emblematic crab with open claws, a symbol of the city's strength as a sea power and a Scylla swimming below. Scylla was a sea monster of Greek mythology described as having six heads with deadly, sharp teeth and was said to bark like a dog, with her loins girdled by the heads of dogs.

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 resilienceCrafted out of lustrous 18k yellow gold, it features hand-cut rubellite tourmaline set into the body of the Akragas Crab.

  • Recycled 18k yellow gold 
  • Round faceted diamonds (0.056 ct) and rubellite (0.213 ct)
  • Length: 21mm; Height: 20mm

This item will be made to order specifically for you. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. If you require rush delivery or need this item by a certain date, please contact us at info@emilyweldcollins.com