ATHENA MEDALLION

£14,500£15,000

Authentic silver tetradrachm coin of Athena minted circa 136/5 B.C. set in 18K yellow gold with topaz and lapis cabochons.

Handmade in Rome.

Athena, Zeus’ favorite daughter, embodied beauty, bravery, and wisdom, earning high esteem among the Greeks as the personification of the essential ideals of their ancient spirit—prudence and bravery. As the goddess of wisdom and protector of cities, she ensured the peaceful lives of citizens, simultaneously wielding power in war and contributing significantly to battlefield victories. Always depicted in full armament with helmet, spear, and shield, Athena’s symbols include the owl and the olive. According to legend, the sacred olive tree on the Acropolis was a gift from Athena, who, in contrast to Poseidon’s salt spring created with a trident, bestowed a more productive offering to benefit the land.

  • Ancient silver coin
  • 18K Yellow Gold
  • Lapis
  • Sky Topaz
  • Due to the unique process of hand carving coins in ancient times, there may be a few stylistic differences from the image shown.
  • This piece is provided with a Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Coin Ø 32mm

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Each ancient coin and artefact we place into jewellery has been restored and professionally stabilised to preserve it for lifetimes of enjoyment. Patina, the natural toning and oxidation that occurs on silver, bronze and copper coins, is not dirt – it is a layer of what becomes protection for the coin formed over hundreds of years and is a valuable part of the coin’s unique history. Conservation efforts stabilise and preserve these precious patinas whenever possible. Please don’t try to “improve” your ancient coin, it has already been perfected by numismatic specialists.

Silver naturally tones over time to a soft to deepening grey, with brighter highlights on the raised surfaces of the design. This toning is highly coveted as it adds a touch of age and beauty to the coin’s details that only time can. DO NOT, under any circumstances, attempt to strip this patina. You may clean your coin bezel (the metal frame around your coin) only with a soft, non-abrasive polishing cloth. To remove skin oils and smudges from your silver treasure coin jewellery, use warm water mixed with non-citrus, plain dish soap and a soft-bristle tooth brush. Rinse it in clean water and use a soft, cotton towel to gently and completely dry.

Depicted on Coin

Obverse: Head of Athena right, wearing pendant earring and triple-crested Attic helmet decorated with aphlaston, Pegasus leaping right above upturned cheek flap, visor decorated with protomes of five horses

Reverse: A-OE / HPA / API-ETOQ/ MOAYX (magistrates), owl standing facing on overturned amphora decorated with A (month); bow case behind vertical club draped with lion skin in left field, all within olive wreath.

 

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