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Ancient Coin with Bee

$3,875.00

Coin features beautiful bee with straight wings, reverse side shows a stag in front of a palm tree. Can select a different chain, text or call us.

  • Set in 22k yellow gold, hand made in Bali
  • 16inch 18k Italian made cable chain 
  • 18mm, 4.1gram authenticated coin
  • From Phoenicia, Arados
  • 174-110BC, AR Drachm 

The bee was originally the symbol of an early Anatolian goddess who the Greeks later identified with their goddess, Artemis; so close was the connection that the priestesses of the goddess were called "honey bees." The palm tree alludes to Artemis' birth beneath a palm tree on the island of Delos. The stag – an animal sacred to Artemis – symbolizes the goddess' role as protector of wild animals