Tetradracma - argento - Efeso, Ionia, (Turchia) a.) - Ε-Φ ape, sacra alla dea Artemide - The Paul Getty Museum Culture: East Greek (Ephesian) Place: Ephesus, Ionia (Place created) Date: about 390 - 300 B.
Artemis of Ephesia - bees appear on her legs and at her waist. "The priestesses of historical descendents of the ancient Bee Goddess -- Demeter, Rhea, Cyble -- were called Melissae, the ancient Latin word for bees.
Bee, Unknown Greek BCE) / Gold / A bee decorates the engraved bezel of this Greek gold ring. On either side of the insect, the Greek letters epsilon and phi signal an abbreviated form of the name of the ancient Greek city of Ephesus.