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 coin

• Reproduction of a 350 - 340 BC coin from Ephesus

• Inscription: E-Φ

• Solid yellow bronze also called jeweler gold bronze coin

• Soldered eyelet on top

• One sided coin

• The coin is 5/8".

• 14k gold filled chain

• Gold filled has 100 times more gold than plated.

• Nickel free

Honey Bee Coin Necklace