Large Syracuse Arethousa/Artemis/Persephone Coin Pendant with Greek Key Pattern. Gold plated silver coin on silver bezel
c.405-390 BC. Syracuse.
Head of Artemis-Arethusa, or Persephone l., 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.
This item is entirely sterling silver. The mounted coin is gold plated (on sterling silver)
|Gender||For Him or Her|
|Historic Period||Era: Classical|
|Material||Gold-plated Sterling Silver|
|Diameter (excluding bails)||33 mm (1 and 19⁄64in)|