Owl Of Athena/Minerva Pendant based on an ancient greek coin Bubo
Owl of Athena/Minerva large Copper pendant. Approx 3mm thick and 45mm in diameter.
This is inspired by an ancient tetradrachm coin (circa 480–420 BC). The inscription "ΑΘΕ" is an abbreviation of ΑΘΗΝΑΙΩΝ, which may be translated as "of the Athenians". In daily use the Athenian drachmas were called glaukes (γλαῦκες, owls). It also features an olive branch and the crescent moon.
In Greek mythology, a little owl (Athene noctua) traditionally represents or accompanies Athena (Mínerva her Roman equivalent) , the virgin goddess of wisdom - often referred to as the "owl of Athena" or the "owl of Minerva" — has been used as a symbol of knowledge, wisdom, perspicacity and erudition throughout the Western world.
Each one with be unique. Photograph is an example onlys.
Copper and its alloys; bronze and brass, are natural materials with proven anti-microbial properties and although we can make no claims, some say anti-inflammatory effects useful for joint pain. Unless otherwise stated your piece will come coated in a tough invisible transparent lacquer to protect the finish however over time and depending on how its treated this coating may break down. As such, depending on your body chemistry and atmospheric conditions this piece may leave a harmless greenish deposit on the skin. This is easily washed off and can be minimized by keeping it clean and dry or lacquering/waxing it yourself.
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