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.)

16.85g.

 

Ex: the Chiltern Collection.

 

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Exhibited: 

BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020) 

 

 

 

Comparandum:

Hornbostel, Wilhelm ; Kunst der Antike : Schatze aus norddeutschem Privatbesitz (Mainz, 1977) p.549, no. 545

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