Greece 2 drachmas 1973 - Owl Type B

Obverse of Greece 2 drachmas 1973 - Owl Type B Reverse of Greece 2 drachmas 1973 - Owl Type B

This is the image of an uncirculated coin, not the coin you will be receiving

Krause - Mishler KM# 108
Details The owl was the symbol of goddess Athena and it was first depicted on an ancient Greek tetradrachm (5th century b.C.). Athena was patron of the crafts, wisdom and battle. She became the patron goddess of the city of Athens, in a competition with Poseidon. They agreed that each would give the Athenians one gift and the Athenians would choose whichever gift they preferred.

Poseidon struck the ground with his trident and a spring sprung up; the water was salty and not very useful, whereas Athena offered them an olive tree. The Athenians (or their king, Cecrops) accepted the olive tree and along with it Athena as their patron, for the olive tree brought wood, oil and food
Specifications Diameter - 24mm Thickness - N/A Weight - 6.1gr
Composition Nickel - Brass
Edge Milled
Comments Engravers: I. Stinis, N. Perantinos (Athens Mint)
Mintage 40,390,000 pieces

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