Athena Owls with Roman Glass and Spears
Athena is the Greek Goddess of war, wisdom, courage, justice, strength, strategy, and the arts. She is often symbolized by the owl. While one side of these ancient coins showed Athena, I wanted to replicate the Owl side.
Roman glass is the result of a stunning piece of historic craftsmanship dating back 2,700 years to the time of the Roman Empire. The people of the Roman Empire used more glass than any other ancient civilization. The same sands used to make the glass helped preserve it through the centuries, shaping and molding it into the beautiful pieces excavated today. Two thousand years of burial in minerals and soil combined with wind and weather has resulted in pigmented deposits on the surface of the glass. Through oxidation, the pigment has developed into beautiful patinas of blues and greens, although other rarer colors can still bebeautiful patinas of blues and greens, although other rarer colors can still be found.
Oxidized Sterling Silver medallions are 7/8" wide x 3/4" tall and these hang just shy of 3"