A 22-Karat Gold Pendant Featuring A Tetradrachm of Athens

The coin has been set in a box bezel, with both sides of the coin visible. The repoussé  bail has been set with a cabochon sapphire.

Obverse: the head of Athena, facing right, wearing a crested Attic helmet


Reverse: An owl, Athena’s familiar, standing right, facing front. There is an olive sprig and crescent behind it. 



ca. 454 - 404 BC


Height: 35 mm.     (1 3/8 in.)




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Hornbostel, Wilhelm ; Kunst der Antike : Schatze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz (Mainz, 1977) p.549, no. 545

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