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[Code : JP8160SP] Sterling Silver Pendant - Ancient Tetradrachm Silver Coin Replica (27mm)
Sterling Silver Pendant - Ancient Tetradrachm Silver Coin Replica (27mm)
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This unique 2 sided sterling silver pendant features a replica of the Ancient Greek Drachma Coin* called "The Owls." This coin has a portrait of the Ancient Greek Goddess Athena on the front and an owl on the reverse side. The generous-sized sterling silver ring attached to the top (loop approx. 7mm) allows this beautiful charm to be strung on almost any chain or cord of your choice.

Sterling Silver
Approx. 27mm (1.06 in) diameter
Made in Greece.

Silver snake chains and rubber cords are available separately for all pendants. Follow the links below:

- Silver Snake Chain
- Rubber Cord

History
* Athenian Owls were arguably the most influential of all coins, and the Classical Owl tetradrachm is the most widely recognized ancient coin among the general public today.

Owls were the first widely used international coin. They popularized the practice of putting a head on the obverse of a coin and a tail (animal) on the reverse. Owls were handled by Pythagoras, Xenophanes, Democritus, Hippocrates, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Archimedes, and others whose thinking formed the very foundation of Western civilization. They remained thematically unchanged, Athena on the obverse, her owl on the reverse, for half a millennium, through great changes in the ancient world. Because of their centrality, they were known as "Owls" in ancient times as they are today despite many other ancient coins depicting owls in an equally prominant fashion. President Theodore Roosevelt used a Classical Owl as a pocket piece, which inspired him to order the redesign of U.S. coins early last century.

Pallas Athena was second to Zeus in wisdom. Athena Goddess was the patroness of Athens and all the heroes who fought against evil. Athena Pallas loved peace more than war and was also known as Goddess Athena of agriculture, and spinning and weaving.

In Greek and Roman mythology, Glaucus (Greek: Γλαῦκος, Glaukos, "glaring (eyes)") is the symbolic owl of Athena or Minerva, respectively. Often referred to as the "owl of Athena" or "owl of Minerva", it accompanies Minerva in Roman myths, seen as a symbol of wisdom because the owl is capable of seeing even in the dark and of vigilance because the owl is awake at night.


 



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