An extremely fine Athenian silver tetradrachm coin set in an elegant, sterling silver, swivel frame. The swivel, featuring twisted wire decorations, allows the wearer of the pendant to show the desired face of the coin. The coin’s obverse depicts the profile head of Athena facing right, wearing a crested Attic helmet, ornamented with three laurel leaves and vine scroll. The reverse displays an owl standing and facing right with his body, face frontal, with the inscription in Ancient Greek letters ΑΘΕ on its right. An olive spring and crescent moon behind to the left, all within an incuse square. A wonderful piece for everyday wear.
Dimensions are of the pendant as a whole, including the swivel attachment. Please note, the chain is not included and is for reference only. Chains are available on request.
Date: Modern setting, with a 5th Century BC coin.