Ancient Greek Coin - Athena AR Tetradrachm - Athena and Owl - Presented in a 14K gold ring mount

Denomination:  AR Tetradrachma  

Description: Athena & Owl (Attica),  (25.4mm, 17.15g).
Obverse; Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square.  
Reverse: Owl standing right, test cut, lightly off center on the obverse
Date:  Circa 454-405 BCE
History: Athena was primarily the goddess of the Greek cities, of industry and the arts, and, in later mythology, of wisdom; she was also goddess of war, a patron of the agricultural arts and of the crafts of women, especially spinning and weaving, 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 included in her attributes, and she was often associated with birds, specifically the owl. In Ancient Greece the owl represents a force of mystery, but one associated with good. In many ancient cultures, owning or carrying a piece of an Owl as a charm was thought to provide special protection from all evil spirits and health protection.
Coin mount:  14K gold ring

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