Attica Athens AR Tetradrachm 449-413 BC owl

GerryF

GerryF

2015-07-06 12:15:33

Attica Athens AR Tetradrachm 449-413 BC coin reverse, picturing owl. For sale at Silbury Coins, £495
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GerryF

Philatelistic

2015-07-06 12:15:33

I love owls. Looks like the ancient Athenians did too.

GerryF

GerryF

2015-07-06 12:15:33

The owl was Athena's (goddess of wisdom) symbol. Later hijacked by the Romans and redubbed Minerva. Love this coin, would gladly have shelled out $495 quids for it.




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