Medusa Decision-Making Coin
Flip a coin. Ask the Fates to decide.
A hand-wrought silver coin. Its "Heads" is our mythological Medusa; "Tails", a lone serpent. A protective talisman with a direct line to the Fates. How much weight will you grant Their ruling?
From the latinized Medousa meaning guardian or protector, in Greek mythology, ill-fated Medusa, once a beautiful mortal, was turned into a snake-haired powerful creature by the goddess Athena. Any creature to gaze upon Medusa would petrify and turn to stone. In Ancient Greece, Medusa's head was supposedly put upon apotropaic amulets and above doorways as a protective pendant.
Medusa embodies a connection between beauty, rage, femininity and horror. Mythology is ever-evolving and ambiguity is the hallmark of sacred myth; history has since unravelled the story of Medusa from her canonical origin. Medusa, crowned with venomous serpents, endowed with a fatal gaze, shifts from sufferer to protectress, no longer subject to victimhood but strong and powerful in her metamorphosized form.
Made by hand in our Montreal studio.
Original design, approximately 24mm in diameter, 2.5mm thickness. Weighs approximately 8.5-9 grams. Details are oxidized by hand with patina that will soften over time.
Comes packaged in a tiny glassine envelope with a soft pink description note.
Available in solid sterling silver. This listing is for one single coin. Please note, as these are handmade that slight differences in oxidation and wear is to be expected.