The Athenian Owl 1 oz Poured Silver Round celebrates a part of Greek mythology and history at the same time. Athena, the goddess of wisdom was often depicted with her owl companion. The Greeks put this image of Athena on their silver coins. Here we have this beautiful, classic design appropriately stamped on hand-poured .999 fine silver.
- Made of 1 troy ounce of silver
- Hand-poured for a rustic look
- Detailed Athenian Owl design
- Made by hand so each piece is unique
The Athenian Owl is an image that has become a symbol of knowledge and wisdom and Athena, herself. Athena was worshiped by many Greeks and was honored by putting the owl on vases and coins. Worshippers of Athena were naturally known as Athenians. These Athenians would often use the owl symbol as proof of allegiance to Athena. Sightings of owls were believed to be a sign of Athena’s blessing. This blessing, of course, was highly desirable and military leaders often used this likeness to motivate the troops hoping that if they did everything right and found favor with Athena she would bless their efforts. This coin has the Athenian Owl and ‘ΑΘΕ’ which is short for ‘ΑΘΗΝΑΙΩΝ’ which translates to “The Athenians’’. Being hand-poured, these coins look very similar to the actual coins the Athenians used as far back as 497BC.
The obverse side of the coin features the Athenian Owl in detail, stamped into the silver.
On the reverse side is ‘Anonymous Pours 999 1OZT’.
Buying the Athenian Owl 1 oz Poured Silver Round is like buying a piece of history. It is easy to imagine being in Ancient Greece and paying for your bread with one of these coins. This would be a great gift for fans of mythology or anyone who wants to add an unusual coin to their collection. Get yours today.