Head of Artemis-Arethusa, or Persephone l., hair bound with wreath of corn-leaves, four dolphins around.
Large Syracuse Arethousa/Artemis/Persephone Coin Pendant with Greek Key Pattern / Meander
c.405-390 BC. Syracuse.
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|
|Outer diameter||31 mm (1 and 7⁄32in)|
|Inner (coin) diameter||20 mm (25⁄32in)|