Authentic silver Lucanian coin circa 350 B.C. set in 18k yellow gold with rose-cut diamonds.
Handmade in Rome.
DEPICTED ON THE COIN
Obverse: Head of Athena right, in Corinthian helmet decorated with Skylla hurling a stone.
Reverse: Herakles standing facing, upper torso turned right, wrestling with the Nemean lion; club to left.
Measurements: Coin Ø 22mm · Chain length 47cm
Athena was Zeus’ favourite daughter. She was beautiful and brave, yet very wise as well. And it was absolutely natural that she was highly esteemed by the Greeks for it was in her figure that the most important ideals of the ancient Greek spirit, prudence and bravery, were personified. She was the goddess of wisdom, protector of cities who ensured the peaceful life of citizens. At the same time she was the goddess of war and power, the one who would greatly contribute to the final victory in the battlefield. Athena is always depicted in full armament – helmet, spear and shield. Her symbols are the owl and the olive.
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