Product Description: This reproduction Greek Helmet pin badge is made from lead-free pewter and is supplied on a pin with separate clasp. The model is a side profile of a Greek Corinthian helmet. The pin badge is mounted on an information card that depicts a Greek coin with a classic Greek key design down the sides on the front and describes how Greek mythology themes were used on Greek jewellery on the reverse.
Information: 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.