Medic Gladii – This patch shows a classic medical symbol. So
let’s take a look at the components. First the serpent and staff in the middle.
In Greek mythology, the Rod of Asclepius, also known as the Staff of Asclepius is
a serpent-entwined rod wielded by the Greek god Asclepius, a deity associated
with healing and medicine. This symbol has continued to be used in modern times.
It is commonly associated with medicine and health care. The CADUCEUS, is the
traditional symbol of Hermes that features two snakes winding around an often
winged staff. It is often mistakenly used as a symbol of medicine instead of
the Rod of Asclepius, especially in the United States. The two-snake caduceus
design has ancient and consistent associations with trade, eloquence, trickery,
Now let’s look at the swords. Wikipedia says: Gladius
(Latin: glădĭus) was one Latin word for sword and is used to represent the
primary sword of Ancient Roman foot soldiers. Early ancient Roman swords were
similar to those used by the Greeks. The word gladius acquired a general
meaning as any type of sword. This use appears as early as the 1st century AD
in the Biography of Alexander the Great by Quintus Curtius Rufus.
were two-edged for cutting and had a tapered point for stabbing during
thrusting. So perhaps these represent the tools of healers. So if you are in
the medical field and are looking for a great 3D medical patch to show your
affiliation, this is an excellent choice. It is a hi-relief 2.3”x2” hexagon PVC
Maxpedition brings you this morale patch featuring original
artwork and unique designs for the true individual. Built to personalize, these
patches have a hook back to attach to the loop lining of your Maxpedition bag.
They can also be stitched on to your gear without having to tear or damage
their backing. Let everyone know that you are a healer and are proud to be in
the medical profession. Get some extras so you can load-out all your gear.