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13mm Ancient Coin with Bee


Ancient coin with bee. 

  • Set in 18k yellow gold, hand made in Bali
  • 20 inch 18k gold Italian made cable chain
  • 13mm, 3.3 grams authenticated coin
  • From Ionia, Ephesos
  • 500-420 BC, AR Drachm
The deer is a sacred animal to the Greek Goddess Artemis, the huntress. She is most often shown riding a deer, in a chariot drawn by a deer, of with a deer at her feet. The Athenians who came to colonize Ionia, where Ephesus is located, were led by Muses, who took the shape of bees. In addition, Artemis's priestesses were called the melissai or "bees" of the goddess.  

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