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Earrings | Bee Coin | Vis a Vis Jewelry

Hand-carved honey bee earrings, museum earrings replica of an ancient coin. Images of the bee as a symbol appear very early in the development of ancient Greek coinage.

In particular, the prosperous city of Ephesus in Ionia (on the Aegean coast of Turkey) adopted the bee as its civic emblem.

Ephesus was the location of a famous temple of the goddess Artemis (one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.) The priestesses were called melissae (honeybees). 

Hand carved coins 

Reproduction of a 350 - 340 BC coin from Ephesus 

Inscription: E-Φ 

Solid yellow bronze is also called jeweler gold bronze 

The coins are 15mm 

Soldered eyelet on top 

One-sided coins 

14k gold-filled ear wire - Gold-filled has 100 times more gold than plated. -

Nickel free

Each piece is fired individually; thus, sizes and colors may vary slightly from the listed pictures.