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Owl of Wisdom Coin Necklace

$179.00

Price: $179.00

Item#:2001311

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Since ancient times, the owl and the olive branch have been featured on the Athenian currency to spread the values of the city’s patroness, Athena: victory, peace, and wisdom. The owl, with its ability to see in the darkness, represents wisdom; and the olive branch is a symbol of the goddess’s peaceful victory over Poseidon for the city of Athens. These sacred symbols propagated Athenian values of victory, peace, and wisdom throughout the ancient world, and are still featured on the Greek €1 coin.


This 24-karat-gold-plated pendant is a reproduction of a Greek drachma minted in 431-413 B.C. Athena herself is depicted on the reverse. The inscription ΑΘΗ inscription is pronounced Ath-AY and is an abbreviation of ΑΘΗΝΑΙΩN, meaning "of Athenians." Sterling silver chain.


Made in Greece. 18"L; 1"-diameter pendant. Lobster-claw clasp. The reproduction “coin” is slightly smaller than a U.S. dime.


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5.0

Absolutely love it.

By Athena

from Milwaukee, WI

About Me Career, Classic, Stylish

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Good Length
  • Stunning
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Owl of Wisdom Coin Necklace:

    I received this as a gift, and absolutely love it. It is stunning!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not worth the money

    By Diane

    from Virginia

    About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Unique

    Cons

    • Flimsy Chain
    • Poor Workmanship
    • Prongs Interfere
    • Too Delicate

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Size For A Child

    Comments about Owl of Wisdom Coin Necklace:

    The problems are two:
    1. the clumsy prongs holding the coin stick out and cover part of the head of Athena
    2. the chain is flimsy and unattractive
    I bought this as a gift but returned it because it was not adequate.

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    • Yes

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