c.405-390 BC. Syracuse. Slow quadriga driven by charioteer, horses crowned by Nike flying r. above.
Head of Artemis-Arethusa, or Persephone, hair bound with wreath of corn-leaves, four dolphins around.
The nymph Arethusa is sometimes identified with Artemis, and also with Persephone the Spring goddess. Her image on coins is usually accompanied by dolphins, which were common in the sea around Ortygia in classical times.
|Gender||For Him or Her|
|Historic Period||Era: Classical|
|Material||Solid Sterling Silver|
|Diameter (excluding bails)||23 mm (29⁄32in)|