Seller: fleet_pete (2,667) 100%, Location: Denver, Colorado, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 183522923997 Arethusa Coin Patron Nymph of Syracuse, Quadriga with Nike. (405-380 B.C.) Arethusa & Chariot Patron Nymph of Syracuse, Greek Coin, Greek Mythology (5-S) Click images to enlarge Description Arethusa Patron Nymph of Syracuse, Quadriga with Nike 405-380 B.C. Size 23 mm. OBVERSE: Quadriga driven with Nike above crowning the charioteer dolphins in exergue. REVERSE: Head of Arethusa, 4 dolphins around. Arethusa was a naiad (a water nymph) who frolicked in the vicinity of Olympia and was desired and pursued by the river god Alpheios. She appealed for help from Artemis, the goddess of the moon, the hunt and protector of women. Artemis transformed her into an underground stream emerging as a fresh water spring on the Sicilian island of Ortygia, the future city of Syracuse. Undaunted, Alpheios diverted his rivers flow to follow Arethusa, and both of their waters now mingle eternally in the Fountain of Arethusa in Ortygia. Her image on coins is usually accompanied by dolphins, which were common in the sea around Ortygia in classical times. If you enjoy ancient history or want to introduce your children to Greek and Roman mythology these coins and pendants cuff links make great gifts for birthdays, graduations and holidays. They are high quality at a very reasonable cost. THESE ARE NOT ANCIENT COINS. They are made of the highest quality, Lead & Nickel Free Pewter and plated in real Gold or Antique Silver Finish. They are accurately detailed and have been molded from Museum Quality Reproductions. PLEASE SEE ALL MY ITEMS by clicking on ftete_pete on the right side of all my listings. Seller information Fleet_pete (2537 *) 100% Positive feedback Get images that make Supersized seem small.Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's Listing Templates! THE simple solution for eBay sellers. Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter Condition: NEW: Finest lead and nickel FREE pewter. Antique Silver Finish or 24K Gold Plate. Chains are Surgical Grade Stainless Steel. Gold chains are 24K Gold Plate.