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Item:182586080483Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, with Owl and Amphora Coin, (83-S Version 3) New Style Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, with Owl and Amphora Coin, (83-S Version 3) New Style Description If you love Ancient History and Greek and Roman Mythology or if you are a fan of the Percy Jackson series, my coins, pendants, bookmarks, and Cuff Links are perfect for you. It is a great way to introduce the younger generation to ancient history and they make great gifts for birthdays, graduations and holidays. Best of all they are reasonably priced at about $8.95 for Coins. Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, with Owl and Amphora Coin, (83-S Version 3) New Style, 133-132 B.C. 29 mm, 12 g. (Larger than US quarter 24 mm) Obverse: Athena with triple-crested Helmet. Reverse: Owl standing on Amphora The New Style Owls retain the Athena and owl iconography of earlier Owls but change in styling dramatically, becoming considerably more elaborate. Athena now wears a triple-crested helmet, with the helmet crest typically appearing in full on the flan, which is larger and wider than with earlier Owls in conformity with other coins of this period. The owl also now sits on an amphora (jug), which refers to Athens' international olive oil trade, and is surrounded by an olive wreath. It is new only in that, as the Roman Empire expanded, Athens found itself under Roman rule and the coin designs changed a little. The 'gladiator' is really a helmeted version of the Greek goddess Athena, goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. The 'eagle' is really an owl, standing on an 'urn' or amphora which is symbol of the city of Athens even to this day, as seen in the Greek 10 lepta coin from 1912. Each set of coins, pendant and bookmarks comes with: A card with a brief history of the coin. All coins come with a cardboard holder to protect the coin. One 3M anti-tarnish Strip. This will keep a small jewelry box tarnish free for up to 6 months. One polishing cloth for gold and silver jewelry. These are NOT ANCIENT COINS. They are made of the highest quality, Lead & Nickel Free Pewter and plated in real Gold or Antique Silver Finish. They are accurately detailed and have been molded from Museum Quality Reproductions.Country/Region of Manufacture:United States, Composition:Pewter with Antique Silver Finish
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