Tetradrachma is a widely known ancient silver coin that appeared in Athens in the 4th century BC. The original silver bullion had an obverse with the goddess of Athens and the so-called Athenian owl on its blind side. The symbolism of this arrangement was that the owl helped Athena to recognize lies. The owl had the meaning of a symbol of wisdom and truth since ancient times. This brand new collectible coins issued because of this rich history and well-preserved images of coins that New Zealand was able to produce. The new collection called the Athenian Owl.
Both the modern coin and its ancient predecessor depict an owl surrounded by two symbols - an olive branch and a crescent moon. The presence of an olive branch is easily explained, as it was the most popular product of ancient Greece, from which produced olive oil. The second interpretation of the olive branch says that it is a symbol of peace, although ancient times can not be called quiet - the war was continuously conducted. The second symbol on the coin is the crescent moon, and it remains a mystery, even for modern historians. We can only assume that it is associated with the nightlife of an owl and carried some additional meaning in those days.
By choosing which silver coin to buy in this collection, you can immediately fall in love with a coin with holographic elements. This technology allows you to get an excellent luxurious effect, which, in combination with gilding, makes this coin a welcome addition to your collection. In this series, you will also find a similar coin with a holographic effect, but with Ruthenium Finish. The eyes of this owl are decorated with green Swarovski crystals, which makes the image of the owl magical.
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Stunning ancient designReview by Benson (Posted on July 12, 2020)
A modern silver coin with a stunning ancient design. Very bright and unusual. Happy with this buy.