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Arethusa Coin Button Earrings

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Price: $35.00
Member Price: $31.50

Item# 80-001326 







Description

Arethusa appears as the central image on coinage of Syracuse from the sixth through the fourth century B.C. and was the inspiration for the striking design of the Museums Arethusa Coin Earrings.

22K gold overlay. Matte finish. Pierced, with gold-filled posts and omega backs. 3/4'' diam.

  • 22K gold overlay
  • Matte finish
  • 3/4'' Diam.
  • Pierced
  • Gold-filled posts, with omega backs

Art History

In Greek mythology Arethusa was a water nymph, personifying the phenomenon of a sweet-water spring on an island surrounded by the salt sea. The story goes that Arethusa was pursued by the hunter Alpheus in the region of Elis, on the Greek Peloponnese. Arethusa transformed herself into a spring and escaped under the sea to Syracuse, Alpheus followed and became part of the same spring.

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Description

Arethusa appears as the central image on coinage of Syracuse from the sixth through the fourth century B.C. and was the inspiration for the striking design of the Museums Arethusa Coin Earrings.

22K gold overlay. Matte finish. Pierced, with gold-filled posts and omega backs. 3/4'' diam.





  • 22K gold overlay
  • Matte finish
  • 3/4'' Diam.
  • Pierced
  • Gold-filled posts, with omega backs




Art History

In Greek mythology Arethusa was a water nymph, personifying the phenomenon of a sweet-water spring on an island surrounded by the salt sea. The story goes that Arethusa was pursued by the hunter Alpheus in the region of Elis, on the Greek Peloponnese. Arethusa transformed herself into a spring and escaped under the sea to Syracuse, Alpheus followed and became part of the same spring.


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