Athena’s Owl Gold 0.5 g
Athena’s Owl Gold 0.5 g
Item 30015
Country Cook Islands (the)
Year 2022
Face Value 5 Dollar
Metal Gold .9999
Weight 0.5 g
Size ~12 mm
Quality Silk finish
Mintage 5000

Following the successful launch of the silver editions in 2020/21 now we release the complementary gold versions of the Athenian Owl and the Tortoise.

The Athenian Owl tetradrachm, renamed after the Greek goddess of wisdom, is arguably the most popular and recognized ancient coin. The owl was associated with Athena very early on in archaic artworks and often depicted perching on her hand. Because of its strong connection with the goddess, the owl evolved into the Athenians’ own icon and graced a large variety of coins such as the tetradrachm from as early as the 5th century BC.

The turtle was used during ancient Greek times as a monetary symbol and was struck on coins that were first made on the island of Aegina in the south of Greece. Today, the original ancient turtle coins are highly prized and extremely valuable.

Both half gram coins are struck in silk finish with incredible details and pay tribute to the ancient coins of the past.

 

Part of the collection "Numismatic Icons"

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