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This beautiful 18K Gold statement pendant is set with Ancient Greek Coin from 2nd Cent. BCE Athenian Owl New Style. This pendant is completely reversible. Head of Athena is the other side is perfectly aligned which is very uncommon in ancient coinage.
The pendant has a pave of diamonds in its bail. Just like the chain shown with it. Pendant is priced without the chain.
36" chain made out of 14K Gold and Oxidized Silver is sold separately. The chain could be worn in various lengths. $750
Denomination: Silver Tetradrachm Date: circa 144 BCE
Description: Athens, Attica, AR New Style Tetradrachm. Circa 134 BC. Magistrates Horinautes, Aristes, Dionisodo. Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right Reverse: Owl standing right on amphora, head facing, Α-ΘΕ ΧΑΡ ΝΑΥ ΤΗΣ ΔΙΟ ΝΥΣ ΟΔΩ Β ΝΕ across fields, D on amphora, mintmarkSW in exergue. Tyche standing holding serpents, one in each hand
Athena, the goddess of wisdom and war, sprang fully grown and armed from Zeus’ head, and was his favorite child. He entrusted her with his shield that was adorned with the hideous head of Medusa the Gorgon, his buckler, and his principal weapon, the thunderbolt. Always portrayed helmeted, and often with spear and shield, she was one of the most powerful of the deities and was widely worshipped.
Athena was primarily the goddess of Greek cities of industry and the arts, and represents both wisdom and human enterprise. She gave many gifts to man, among those gifts were the olive tree, the art of taming animals, making shoes, building ships and the invention of the plow and flute. The owl, her sacred bird, symbolized wisdom and was adopted as a characteristic element of Athenian coinage.
Among her gifts to man were olives and grapes, the inventions of the plow and the flute, the arts of taming animals, building ships, and making shoes. She was often associated with birds, especially the owl.
Whereas the older style Athenian coinage depicts Athena and her owl as more soft and artistic, here, both appear more solid and strong. These types of coins were the last to be minted in the city Athens when they were an independent city.
Jewelry Maintenance:1. Avoid chemicals. Do not wear in hot tubs or swimming pools. 2. To clean use a silver cloth on gold. Absolutely NO JEWELRY CLEANERS!3. Best preserved in ziplock bag when not worn.
The jewelry made in the US.The piece comes with a Certificate of Authenticity of the Coin.Workmanship is guaranteed. RETURNS: 2 weeks no questions asked. Time counts from the time you receive the item to the time you ship it back.