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: 24 mm. (0 15/16 in.)
Ex: the Chiltern Collection.
BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020)
Hornbostel, Wilhelm ; Kunst der Antike : Schatze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz (Mainz, 1977) p.549, no. 545