The Athena Collection - Sterling Silver Ring - Owl and Athena Coin Replica (17mm)
This sterling silver ring features an ancient coin replica of the "owl", a common Athenian coin. Its face shows the owl ( koukouvagia ) an Ancient Greek symbol of wisdom and on the back the portrait of Goddess Athena. The original "owls" were minted over 2000 years ago and are by far the most recognized Ancient Greek coins.
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.
The ring is oxidized for an antique look and contrast to the exceptional coin detail.
Made in Greece
Sterling Silver (925 Stamp), Oxidized
Owl approx. 17mm (.67 in) diameter
Sterling Silver Pendant w/ Leather Cord - Owl Coin Replica (23mm) also available.
Choose from the available listed sizes above. (No children's sizes available.) If you are unable to select your desired size when ordering online, please contact us and we would be happy to help you place a special order over the phone.
How to find your ring size: Wrap a string around your finger one time and measure the length. Find the measurement in the size chart under circumference.
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.
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.