Very elegant & classy handmade decorative wall framed or table artwork displaying the worldwide famous ancient Athenian owl coin or Athena owl coin.
This high quality handcrafted Athena owl coin or Athenian owl coin design symbolizes wealth, status and prosperity.
An excellent 3D wall art decor gift.
A unique wall or table ornament made of wood featuring a hand carved detailed Athenian owl coin or Athena owl coin covered with silver leaf (silver patinated) and background and a black frame.
This stylish and luxurious Athenian owl coin or Athena owl coin
is perfect to decorate a home, office, waiting lounge, hotel lobby, shop display.... It is also a great gift for an anniversary, wedding, birthday, housewarming, corporate or social event and any other special occasion.
- Available in gold, black or silver background with gold or silver laurel wreath, Ideal color combinations for a luxury wall decor.
- Made in Greece - Ships from Greece
- Comes with a stylish free fabric gift bag.
Length: 30 cm
Width: 3 cm
Height: 30 cm
(11.8" x 1.2" x 11.8")
Weight: 1 kg (2.20 lbs)
Athenian owl coin or Athena owl coin Info:
Athenian Owls were arguably the most influential of all coins, and the Classical Owl tetradrachm is the most widely recognized ancient coin among the general public today.
Owls were the first widely used international coin. They popularized the practice of putting a head on the obverse of a coin and a tail on the reverse. Owls were handled by Pythagoras, Democritus, Hippocrates, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Archimedes, and others whose thinking formed the very foundation of Western civilization.
They remained thematically unchanged, Athena on the obverse, her owl on the reverse, for half a millennium, through great changes in the ancient world.
Because of their centrality, they were known as "Owls" in ancient times as they are today despite other ancient coins depicting owls in an equally prominent fashion. President Theodore Roosevelt used a Classical Owl as a pocket piece, which inspired him to order the redesign of U.S. coins early last century.