The beautiful head of Arethusa on this bracelet was developed from a silver coin in the Museum’s collection. It was minted during the Classical period, 405–400 B.C., in Syracuse, one of the most flourishing Greek cities in Sicily. Appearing as the identifying image on coinage of Syracuse from the sixth through the fourth century B.C., Arethusa’s head is shown surrounded by dolphins.
22K gold overlay. Matte finish. Toggle closure. 7 1/2''L.