Ephesus Bee Coin Earrings - Sterling Silver with French Hooks - Lost Wax Cast

Ephesus Bee Coin Earrings - Sterling Silver with French Hooks - Lost Wax Cast



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  • Handmade item
  • Drop length: 3/4 Inches
  • Materials: Sterling silver

Of all the world's insects, the bee enjoys a long history of appearances in art and mythology. Bees were especially popular with the people of ancient Ephesus, perhaps because the bee featured in the city's founding legend: the Athenians who set out to found the new city were led to the perfect site by muses in the shape of bees. The bee was also a symbol of the patron goddess Artemis, and the priestesses who served her were called "melissai" - the bees of the goddess.

These dangly sterling silver earrings are cast from a mold of an original Ephesian drachme dating from about 200 B.C.E. Each one is carefully hand-finished and oxidized to bring out the details of the ancient design.

(Please note that, to avoid any coin counterfeiting issues, the back of the coins are flat and marked with a quality stamp and my maker's mark.)

• Earrings measure 5/8" (16 mm) in diameter
• Hypoallergenic sterling silver French hooks
• Cast in sterling silver from an original Ephesus bee coin

The Ephesus Bee Coin is also available as a pendant:


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494 reviews 5 out of 5 stars


Nancy Kimmel Jul 7, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful copy of old coin. This came in a very nice box, wrapped in special tissue. Everything about it was first class. You will love this studio’s work!

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aephilli1 Mar 18, 2014

4 out of 5 stars

Matches pendant I purchased earlier. Shipped on time

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Asher Peregrine Brill Dec 18, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Super cute earrings. Delivered right away. Thank you!

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Greenjenine Aug 19, 2017

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