Classical Owl of Athena Authentic Genuine Ancient 5th Century BC, 2400+ years old! Silver Tetradrachm Coin, set in a 925 Solid Sterling Silver Bezel. 925 Solid Sterling Silver Popcorn Chain Included.Silver Tetradrachm 26 mm, 13.55 g. Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye.
Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing, closed tail feathers; olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square; test cut. HGC 4, 1597 (for prototype). The pendant's approximate diameter is 29 mm. The necklace's length is 24.
Please take a look at the photos for details. Owl of Athena: In Greek mythology, a little owl (Athene noctua) traditionally represents or accompanies Athena, the virgin goddess of wisdom, or Minerva, her syncretic incarnation in Roman mythology. Because of such association, the bird - often referred to as the "owl of Athena" or the "owl of Minerva" - has been used as a symbol of knowledge, wisdom, perspicacity and erudition throughout the Western world. 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 this country: US.
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