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1973 Greece Hellas 1 Drachma coin pendant Greek little owl Athens Thessaloniki Patras Mykonos Sparta Rhodes Larissa Santorini Corfu Crete goddess Athena Ioannina Hellenic Acropolis Parthenon n000716

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1973 Greece 1 Drachma {1-year issue} 32S

Regime of the Colonels (The Junta)

back: The Little owl, Athene noctua, the symbol of goddess Athena which was first depicted on an ancient Greek tetradrachm (5th century b.C.)

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.

front: A Phoenix rising from its flames is surrounded with the inscription "ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ" (Greek Democracy)


• quantity 1
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Nickel-brass coin
• diameter: 21 mm
• weight: 3.96 g

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