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Ancient Greek Bee Coin Pendant

Ancient Greek Bee Coin Pendant

Regular price $1,840.00 USD
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Product Details:

  • 14kt Yellow Gold
  • .05ct Round Diamond
  • Certified ancient coin (certificate of authenticity included with purchase)
  • Chain sold seperately

Coin Details:

  • 387-295 BCE
  • Minted in Ephesus, Ionia, Ancient Greece (modern day Turkey)
  • Obverse: Bee with wings; symbol of Ephesus since they were a major producer of honey
  • Reverse: Two Stags

Fun Facts: Artemis, Ephesus' patron goddess, was often depicted with bees and deer surrounding her. The Ancient Temple of Artemis was located in Ephesus and her priestesses were referred to as melissai or "honey bees."

As Athenians migrated to Ionia, where Ephesus was located, it is said they were guided by the 9 Muses who took the shape of a hive of bees. 

High priests were made to live in the temple for years and were referred to as "King Bees," because, at the time, Greeks believed hives were lead by men. We know now that bee hives are lead by female bees, lovingly referred to as Queen Bees.


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Please get in touch with us at (254) 717-7431 for information about exchanging your product or returning it for store credit within 30 days of purchase. All exchanged items must be unworn with proof of purchase.

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