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This is a pair of 18ct gold vermeil earrings based on a replica coin of an ancient 'Drachma of Ephesus.The coinage of Ephesus was associated with the worship of Artemis, a godess idolised in the city.  The bee, seen on the front of the coins was a symbol of divine nature, which the ancient Ionians identified with Artemis.  Bees were considered the Godesses' priestesses. The emblem of Artemis, the godess of hunting, is the deer, frequently depicted on the reverse of the coin.  The palm tree denotes according to myth, the tree under which Artemis was born.

The earrings are made in 18ct gold vermeil.  The hoops are 25mm in diameter, the disc 13mm

Disc 13mm, hoops 25mm in diameter