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1912 Greece Hellas 10 Lepta coin earrings Greek little owl of Athena Athens Acropolis Parthenon Thessaloniki Patras Larissa Ioannina Sparta Santorini Mykonos Rhodes Corfu Crete Attica Heraklion Pella Thebes Kos Meterora Macedonia Corinth Trikala e000145

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1912 Greece 10 Lepta {1-year issue} 1S 

George I

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front: owl on amphora

In Greek mythology, a little owl (Athene noctua) traditionally represents or accompanies Athena, the virgin goddess of wisdom.
Because of such association, the bird — often referred to as the "owl of Athena" — has been used as a symbol of knowledge, wisdom, perspicacity and erudition throughout the Western world.

The city of Athens seems to have adopted the owl as proof of allegiance to its patron virgin goddess, which according to a popular etiological myth reproduced on the West pediment of the Parthenon, secured the favor of its citizens by providing them with a more enticing gift than Poseidon.

Lettering: 10 ΛΕΠΤΑ
Translation: 10 Lepta

back: crown right of center hole

Lettering: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΟΝ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ 1912
Translation: Kingdom of Greece 1912

• quantity 1 pair
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Nickel coins
• diameter: 21 mm
• weight: 4 g

SILVER PLATED STAINLESS STEEL EAR WIRES
• Style: steel fish hook ear wires with 6x2 mm coil
• Metal: silver plated surgical steel for sensitive ears
• Length: 19 mm top to bottom of open loop in front
• Thickness: 21 gauge
• rubber stoppers included

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