Ancient Greek - AR Silver Tetradrachm (Athena and the Owl) - Circa 420-404 BCE - Presented in a 14K gold mount

  • Denomination: AR Silver Tetradrachm
  • Description: Athena and the Owl
  •     Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye.
  •     Reverse: Owl standing right, lightly off center on the obverse.
  • Coin Mount: 14K gold
  • Date: 420 - 404 BCE
  • History: Athena was one of the most important goddesses in Greek mythology. Among her gifts to man were the inventions of the plow and the flute. The arts of taming animals, building ships, and making shoes are also included in her attributes. She was often associated with birds, specifically the owl. She was a virgin goddess and is always represented fully clothed, usually in armor and often holding a spear.  
  • ID: 13861

 

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