Ancient Greek Medal
Antique Greek-inspired medal in 18k gold.
Medal intended to be worn as a pendant, copy of an ancient Greek coin from Athens and made of silver at the time. This medal is a confirmed reproduction in solid 18K gold of the period silver coin.
This coin is what is called a tetradrachma (ie four drachmas), the drachmas being the unit of reference for the currency of the time, a drachma worth 6 obols. The drachmas were in silver while the oboli were made in bronze. This wikipedia article on Athenian currency will inform you better than I will.
This medal is characterized on the front side by the representation of the goddess Athena, protector of the city of Athens and on the reverse by that of the owl, emblem of the goddess. With the owl, we can notice an olive branch as well as the inscription AΘE, abbreviation of the Greek word ΑΘHNAIΩN, which can be translated as "Coming from Athens".
You will notice the irregular and cropped edge of the piece giving it an original antique look.
This medal is not intended to be an exact copy (the original silver medal being rare and overpriced), but a faithful reproduction in solid gold which can accompany you everywhere.
If the period piece measured 26 millimeters in diameter for a weight of about 18 grams, the one we offer is available in three different sizes:
- 15 millimeters in diameter for a weight of 2.7 grams in 18-carat gold
- 18 millimeters in diameter for a weight of 3.6 grams in 18-carat gold
- 21 millimeters in diameter for a weight of 4.8 grams in 18 carat gold
When ordering, you have the choice, via the side drop-down menu, of the 18-carat gold color of your jewel: yellow gold or 18-carat white gold.
Please note, only the pendant is sold and delivered without a chain. You can discover this thin 18 carat gold chain that will be suitable for wearing your pendant.
Who is this medal for?
This medal is intended for a person who loves art and antique pieces and who is looking for an original piece of jewelry, both by its design and by its historical legacy that this person will appreciate.
UPS shipping costs are offered when ordering, allow a delivery time of 3/6 days following the shipment of your tracked package.
Our jewelery workshop is not manufactured in series or stock, your pendant will be manufactured in our own workshop following your order.
Please take into account a period of 4 weeks for the manufacture of the latter in our workshop before shipping your package.
We master every step of the way, from CAD modeling, 3D printing, lost wax casting, precious metal ankle work, to the setting of fine stones and diamonds. guarantee the quality of our jewelry.
How choose your pendant
If you would like to have this design personalized by asking us to change the font of the letters on your pendant or have your own gold pendant design made please contact us through our online form.
You can also discover our achievements of pendants here.
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