Athena Medallion

£6,890£7,340

Authentic silver Lucanian coin circa 350 B.C. set in 18K yellow gold with rose-cut diamonds.

Handmade in Rome.

Athena was Zeus’ favourite daughter. She was beautiful and brave, yet very wise as well. And it was absolutely natural that she was highly esteemed by the Greeks for it was in her figure that the most important ideals of the ancient Greek spirit, prudence and bravery, were personified. She was the goddess of wisdom, protector of cities who ensured the peaceful life of citizens. At the same time she was the goddess of war and power, the one who would greatly contribute to the final victory in the battlefield. Athena is always depicted in full armament – helmet, spear and shield. Her symbols are the owl and the olive.

  • Ancient silver coin
  • 18K Yellow Gold
  • Rose cut diamonds
  • Made in Italy
  • 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 22mm

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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 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 the Coin

Obverse: Head of Athena right, in Corinthian helmet decorated with Skylla hurling a stone.

Reverse: Herakles standing facing, upper torso turned right, wrestling with the Nemean lion; club to left.

Please note that we offer a bespoke service. Should you wish to customise your piece by selecting from our range of coins, gemstones, type of metal or engrave a message. Feel free to get in touch with our team at shop@dubini.co.uk

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