Religion in Greek Coins: Artimis

Artemis (Diana), twin sister of Apollo, was goddess of the wild, particularly animals, and of the hunt.

She was a special protector of the young, and as Artemis Selene (Luna), goddess of the moon. She was usually represented as a young woman dressed in a short tunic and wearing buskins, and carrying a bow and arrows. One of her guises is as "savior" (soteira). Her image was a popular one in numismatics.


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A bronze coin of Syracuse shows Artemis (note quiver over shoulder).
Artemis appears on another coin, a drachm of Massalia.