Reverse. head of female (Arethusa) wreathed with olive in a circle of 3 dolphins
490-450 BC Obverse. head of horse
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)||24 mm (15⁄16in)|