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A reproduction of an Athenian silver coin of the 5th century BC. These famous Athenian coins, which had become an identifiable civic coinage in the second half of the previous century since the tyranny of Pisistratos, showed helmeted Athena on the obverse and her owl on the reverse. To the left, an olive branch; to the right, the first three letters in Greek of the city Athens.

owl and Athena coin pendant (mini)

SKU: JV-137
  • dimensions

    Diameter of coin: 1.5cm
  • more about owls

    Symbol of Athena, who was the goddess of wisdom, intelligence and resourcefulness. She was also the patron deity of Athens, the city to which she gave her name and the gift of the olive.

    The owl was frequently depicted in the art and coinage of the city, especially from the 6th century BC onwards.

  • about this collection of jewellery

    It has been a privilege to work with the Vaphiadis family since 2007. They are one of the best manufacturers of sterling silver jewellery in Greece.

    The collection is inspired by ancient Greek silver and gold coins, the art and jewellery of the Minoan civilisation, familiar symbolic motifs and images, and the animals that played a significant part in ancient Greek culture.

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