Athens Tetradrachm 5th century B.C.
Dive into the fascinating world of ancient Athens with this museum-quality reproduction of an Athenian coin featuring Athena, the goddess of war and protector of cities representing the divine power of Attica.
This stunning replica pays homage to Athens’s cultural and political significance in the 5th century B.C., making it a must-have for history enthusiasts and coin collectors alike.
The obverse of the coin features the image of Athena, the goddess of wisdom, warfare, and crafts, who was the patron deity of Athens. Depicted wearing a helmet, Athena symbolizes the city’s military prowess and its commitment to wisdom and knowledge. Her helmet is adorned with various decorative elements, such as olive leaves, a nod to the olive tree, a gift from Athena to the city, and a symbol of peace and prosperity. The presence of Athena on the coin signifies the connection between the city and the goddess, as well as the protection and guidance she offered to its inhabitants.
The coin depicts an owl on its reverse side, which is also closely associated with Athena. In Greek mythology, the owl was considered a symbol of wisdom and seen as a companion of the goddess.
The Enduring Influence of the Athens Athena Coin
Today, the Athens Athena coin remains highly sought after by collectors and historians alike. Its stunning design, and historical significance, make it a prized possession for numismatists.
Obverse: – Head of Athena
Reverse: – Owl facing right with olive twig and two leaves
Diameter: 22 mm
Silver-plated and lead-free r with a finished patina, made in the USA.
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of the coin printed on the flip insert.
Rick Warner (verified owner) –
Great looking coin – Thanks again.