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. Head of Athena right, wearing round earring and crested Attic helmet ornamented with three olive leaves above visor and spiral palmette on bowl. Almond shaped almond eye as in archaic depictions of the goddess.
|Gender||For Him or Her|
|Depiction||Athena & Wise Owl|
|Historic Period||Era: Classical|
|Material||Solid Sterling Silver|
|Diameter (excluding bails)||16 mm (5⁄8in)|
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