Emergency Issue Classical Owl of Athena Authentic Genuine Ancient 5th Century BC, 2400+ years old! Fourree Tetradrachm Coin with 925 Solid Sterling Silver Bezel and 925 Solid Sterling Silver Popcorn Chain. Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right. Reverse: Owl standing right; olive sprig above.The pendants approximate diameter is 23 mm. The chain's length is 21. The chains width is 2 mm. Please take a look at the photos - the actual item pictured. This and similar coins were issued during the final stages of the Peloponnesian War c.
431-404 BC, which Athens lost to Sparta. These coins were a desperate attempt by Athens to stretch its now extremely limited resources. A fourrée is a coin that is made from a base metal core that has been plated with a precious metal to look like its solid metal counterpart. The term is normally applied to ancient silver-plated coins such as the Roman denarius and Greek drachma, but the term is also applied to other plated coins.
The item "Classical Owl Tetradrachm Authentic Athens Fourree Coin Sterling Silver Necklace" is in sale since Saturday, September 22, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Greek (450 BC-100 AD)". The seller is "sport_authority" and is located in Orlando, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.