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Item:173682501113Athena/Owl, Alexander/Athena, 2 Famous Greek Coins Percy Jackson Fans, (12+34-S) Antique Silver Finish Athena/Owl, Alexander/Athena, 2 Famous Greek Coins Percy Jackson Fans, (12+34-S) Click images to enlarge Description Athena and Owl, Goddess of Wisdom and War, (455-449 B.C.) Greek Classic, 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. 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” Alexander the Great and Athena, Struck by Lysimachos His Friend and Bodyguard (297-281 BC) 29 mm. OBVERSE: The head of Alexander the Great, wearing the horn of Ammon. REVERSE: Athena on throne, holding Nike and resting her arm on a shield. Far left monogram F. below Nike, a crowned female head. Athena is the Greek goddess of wisdom, war, the arts, industry, justice & skill. She was the favorite child of Zeus and Metis, the goddess of wisdom and Zeus' first wife. Athena and her uncle Poseidon both loved a certain city in Greece. Both claimed the city and it was decided that one that could give the greatest gift could claim the city. Poseidon struck the side of the cliff with his trident and a spring welled up. The water however was salty as the sea and was not very useful. Athena's gift was an olive tree, she prevailed since the olive tree provided food, oil and wood. Athena named her city Athens. Her attribute is the owl. Alexander and Athena Lysimachos was a companion and bodyguard of Alexander. He struck this coin after the death of Alexander in 323 BC. He was the strongest of Alexander’s successors. In 281 BC, Lysimachos died in battle at the age of 89! Alexander was King of Macedonia and most of the known world from 336-323 B.C. He was the greatest military strategist in the ancient world. A great accomplishment since he died at the age of 33. Alexander was also well educated, having Aristotle as one of his teachers. He was the son of Phillip II. 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 ftete_pete on the right side of all my listings. Seller information Fleet_pete (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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