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1912 Greece 10 Lepta coin pendant Greek little owl of Athena Parthenon Hellenic Macedonia Sparta Peloponnese Pella Thebes Kos wise n001092

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1912 Greece 10 Lepta {1-year issue} 12S 

George I

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

Translation: Kingdom of Greece 1912

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

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