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Star of Ishtar Coin Beads. 
Alabaster Sage with Bronze Wash
13mm coin
7m thick
~1mm hole


This eight pointed star is the Star of Ishtar or Star of Inanna. It is a symbol of the ancient Sumerian goddess Inanna and her East Semitic counterpart Ishtar. Alongside the lion, it was one of Ishtar's primary symbols. Because Ishtar was associated with the planet Venus, the star is also known as the Star of Venus.