Saturday, 12 December 2015

More on Ancient Greek COINAGE

Here's a lovely image of three of  the famous Athenian Silver Owl Coins showing how the design was refined over the centuries along with a modern equivalent!

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I've often wondered why the Athenians associated Athena with Owls.
Perhaps because owls hunted mice and in a country that had to import grain predators that preyed on vermin were valued?