Reversible Ancient Greek Athena Owl Coins set in Diamond Huggie Drop Earrings

$3,000.00

These coins is a Greek silver drachm, minted in Attica, Athens. Circa 165-42 B.C. The obverse of the coin shows the helmeted head of Athena right and the reverse depicts an owl (the symbol of Athena) standing right, head facing, on amphora; magistrates’ name in fields, winged thunderbolt to left; all within wreath.

 

Athena often given the epithet Pallas, is an ancient Greek goddess associated with wisdom, handicraft, and warfare who was later syncretized with the Roman goddess Minerva.  Athena was regarded as the patron and protectress of various cities across Greece, particularly the city of Athens, from which she most likely received her name. She is usually shown in art wearing a helmet and holding a spear. Her major symbols include owls, olive trees, snakes, and the Gorgoneion.

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These coins is a Greek silver drachm, minted in Attica, Athens. Circa 165-42 B.C. The obverse of the coin shows the helmeted head of Athena right and the reverse depicts an owl (the symbol of Athena) standing right, head facing, on amphora; magistrates’ name in fields, winged thunderbolt to left; all within wreath.

These coins have been set in a sterling silver frame, and enhanced with a 14K white gold and diamond huggie that allows the coins to be worn with Athena facing or her Owl facing. Designed by Walker Christoper Goldsmiths Ltd.

 

Athena often given the epithet Pallas, is an ancient Greek goddess associated with wisdom, handicraft, and warfare who was later syncretized with the Roman goddess Minerva.  Athena was regarded as the patron and protectress of various cities across Greece, particularly the city of Athens, from which she most likely received her name. She is usually shown in art wearing a helmet and holding a spear. Her major symbols include owls, olive trees, snakes, and the Gorgoneion.

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