Ancient Greece - (Athena and the Owl) - Minted in Athens, Greece - Circa: 449-413 BCE - Presented in a 14K gold mount

  • Denomination: AR Tetradrachm  
  • Date: Circa 449-413 BCE
  • Weight: 17.28 gm
  • Description: Attica, Athens. Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right, in crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor & a spiral palmate on the bowl Reverse: owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig & crescent behind.
  • Mount:  This coin has been mounted in a 14K Gold Bezel (9.61 grams).  Total weight of 26.89 grams.
  • 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.

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