The themes and creatures from Greek mythology were common on coins and jewellery in ancient Greece. Jewellery made from gold and precious stones would have only been worn by the wealthy, normally for special occasions.
The image of an owl was used a lot as Athena was the patron goddess of Athens and her symbol was an owl. The Minoans depicted the octopus on their pottery and in their frescoes and the Aegean island of Aegina minted a coin depicting a turtle.
This reproduction Greek coin is made from lead-free pewter and is supplied on a waxed cord. The coin has the image of an owl on the obverse and the bust of Athena on the reverse. The fold-over information card is full colour on the front and has historical information on the reverse.