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185 Owl of Wisdom sterling silver band ring

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The owl of wisdom is one of our most beautiful and popular band rings.

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  The featured coin is the Athena Tetradrachm originally minted 431-413 BC and depicting the wise owl. The inscription reads ΑΘΕ, a monogram attributed to the goddess Athena (ΑΘΗΝΑ), the virgin goddess of wisdom, who was also the protectress of the city of Athens. The proportions of the coin reflects those of superb tetradrachm specimens found in the remarkable collection in the National Musuem of Greece, the scale of the coin has been reduced for the purpose of becoming a medium sized pendant with a comfortable size and wholesome weight. The coin is cast in earth using a primitive method for higher definition. The ring has an incredible weight of sterling and is made by old-school artisans with antique quality craftsmanship.

 

The 'Owl of Wisdom'. A museum quality reproduction of the Athenian silver tetradrachm coin made from solid Sterling Silver. Banded version. Custom-sizing to all sizes.

 
Depicted is the owl and the olive branch (upper left), two of the most important and characteristic ancient Greek symbols. These emblems remain the universal and eternal symbols of  wisdom and Peace.

 Background & History

The significance of the owl was the virtue of Wisdom. It was usually depicted accompanying Athena (Roman Minerva), the all important virgin Godess to whom perhaps the most significant shrine of classical antiquity, the Parthenon, was built in honor of. Her worship peaked during the golden age of Pericles 461 BC to 379 BC. It was during this inspiring age of wisdom that philosophy, architecture, medicine, theatre and the arts were first established as  fabric to society to set grounds to an array of social fundaments as they are today, whilst the radical concept of 'democracy' was also first fostered.


 The all knowing, all watching wise owl, inspired this progress and thereon became the embodiment of the creative wisdom of man, able to generate civilization in physical and spiritual realms. In tribute, it was depicted on various denominations of the tetradrachm in the 5th Century BC to reach every part of the known world and spread its important meaning. Today, more than 2 millenia later, this owl still has it's honorary place on the Greek 1 Euro coin.

 

 

 

owl on ancient greek tetradrachm (four drachmae) coinowl on euro coin

 

side view of hand made band ring

 Owl ring at Greek Jewellery Shop

 
Data sheet
Article groupRings
GenderFor Him or Her
DepictionOwl of Wisdom
Historic PeriodEra: Classical
MaterialSolid Sterling Silver
Workshop's commentThe quality and of this ring is displayed in the vivid detail of the depiction and the ring's all-around fine finish. This article has been one of the definite favorites from our collection over the last decades.
Ring facet outer diameter20 mm (25⁄32in)
Ring band width4 mm (05⁄32in)
Ring sizeCustom size options available

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185 Owl of Wisdom sterling silver band ring

The owl of wisdom is one of our most beautiful and popular band rings.

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05/05/2016

5 stars

I got this owl ring when there was an older photo on the site and never expected it to be as fine as it is. In real life is much nicer than I had even hoped for. I love it and it's a perfect size. I just wish that all of your jewelry had high detailed photos!

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01/26/2016

Just perfect

I just got the ring today, it's just perfect. Thank you for the prompt reply to my questions and all. Not just excellent craftsmanship but real customer service. Thank you all for a really nice shopping experience, you made my day.

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