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Item:173682243712Athena & Owl, 3 Versions of Famous Greek Coins, Percy Jackson Fans (3ATHOWL-S) Antique Silver Finish Athena & Owl, 3 Versions of Famous Greek Coins, Percy Jackson Fans (3ATHOWL-S) Click images to enlarge Description Version 1 Athena, Goddess of Wisdom and War, and Her Attribute the Owl, (455-449 B.C.) Classic Greek Tetradrachm. Size 24 mm. OBVERSE: Head of Athena wearing a crested helmet with olive leaves and floral scroll. REVERSE: Owl with olive branch and crescent within incuse square. Version 2. The Crescent moon represents the night and the owl’s wisdom to see in the dark. The Olive Branch, which was a common theme in Athenian currency, symbolizes Athena’s peaceful victory over Poseidon. The letters AOE is an abbreviation for “of Athenians” Version 3. This is the new Style of Athena and the Owl 133-132 B.C., 29 mm,12 g. This style retains the Athena and owl iconography of earlier Owls but change in styling dramatically, becoming considerably more elaborate. Size 29 mm. Obverse: Athena with triple-crested Helmet Reverse: Owl standing on Amphora The New Style Owls retain the Athena and owl iconography of earlier Owls but change in styling dramatically, becoming considerably more elaborate. Athena now wears a triple-crested helmet, with the helmet crest typically appearing in full on the flan, which is larger and wider than with earlier Owls in conformity with other coins of this period. The owl also now sits on an amphora (jug), which refers to Athens' international olive oil trade, and is surrounded by an olive wreath. It is new only in that, as the Roman Empire expanded, Athens found itself under Roman rule and the coin designs changed a little. The 'gladiator' is really a helmeted version of the Greek goddess Athena, goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. The 'eagle' is really an owl, standing on an 'urn' or amphora which is symbol of the city of Athens even to this day, as seen in the Greek 10 lepta coin from 1912. If you enjoy ancient history or want to introduce your children to Greek and Roman mythology my coins, pendants and cuff links make great gifts for birthdays, graduations and holidays. They are high quality at a very reasonable cost. THESE ARE NOT ANCIENT COINS. They are made of the highest quality, Lead & Nickel Free Pewter and plated in real Gold or Antique Silver Finish. They are accurately detailed and have been molded from Museum Quality Reproductions. PLEASE SEE ALL MY ITEMS by clicking on ftetepete on the right side of all my listings. Seller information Fleetpete (2537 *) 100% Positive feedback Images sell! Get Supersized Images & Free Image HostingCreate your brand with Auctiva's Customizable Templates. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva.com. Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE CounterCondition:NEW: Finest lead and nickel FREE pewter. Antique Silver Finish or 24K Gold Plate.
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Athena & Owl, 3 Versions of Famous Greek Coins, Percy Jackson Fans (3ATHOWL-S)