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Item:173627133578Athena Coin Goddess of Wisdom and War, and Her Attribute the Owl, Annabeth Chase Mother (455-449 B.C.) Athena and Owl Goddess of Wisdom Mark of Athena Greek Coin Greek Mythology(12-S) Click images to enlarge Description Athena, Goddess of Wisdom and War, and Her Attribute the Owl, (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” HISTORY The Mark of Athena was a coin that the goddess Athena gave to a select few of her demigod offspring to avenge her against the Romans for stealing her sacred statue. The coin leads its possessor to the Athena Parthenos in Rome, where Athena's rival, Arachne, was guarding the statue in a chamber. Every few generations, if Athena considers one of her children worthy, she gives them a silver drachma. The image of Athena's sacred animal, an owl, appears and "guides" the possessor to the statue. 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. If you enjoy ancient history or want to introduce your children to Greek and Roman mythology these coins and pendants 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 Get images that make Supersized seem small.Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's Listing Templates! THE simple solution for eBay sellers. 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 and Owl Goddess of Wisdom Mark of Athena Greek Coin Greek Mythology(12-S)