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!
#coinage #silverowl #atheniancoin #athena #euro
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?
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