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 godess 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.
This coin is beautifuly mounted on a heavy hand-made solid 18 carrat yellow gold bezel. The contrast between the rich 18 carrat gold color and the patina treated silver creates a unique harmonious visual effect, favourable to such a large and heavy pendant constructed solely by precious metals.
The heavy, sturdy and intact quality of this piece make it an all time classic to wear and enjoy for a lifetime. This particular depiction of the virgin goddess is also preferred by collectors worldwide since the early 1960's when our workshop started making this pendant.
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|Gender||For Him or Her|
|Depiction||Athena (Almond eye)|
|Historic Period||Era: Classical|
|Material||Silver & 18K Gold|
|Outer diameter||24 mm (15⁄16in)|
|Inner (coin) diameter||19 mm (3⁄4in)|