The Athena, GoldSilver‘s Exclusive Silver Round
The Athena, the 5th release in GoldSilver’s popular Modern Ancients series, is inspired by one of the most renowned coins of antiquity.
The first Athena coins were minted over 2,500 years ago in the influential city-state named for the goddess: Athens, Greece.
Our Athena Silver Round pays homage to the original and beautifully re-imagines the Goddess Athena with shield raised, standing ready to protect the people of Athens.
She is pictured in front of the Parthenon, the birthplace of democracy, ready to defend it from invaders. Her helmet is a traditional Hoplite helmet with an owl, a symbol of knowledge and the animal most often associated with the goddess.
Athena is a warrior, but unlike her war-like uncle Ares, a rational one. She embodies the ability to give judgement based on logic. Athena battles for principles rather than passion or anger. The Ancient Greeks revered her intelligence, knowing she would come to the aid of those deserving.
That is why the word “JUSTICE” is inscribed on the front of the round, along with the 2018 year-date. The mirror finish accentuates the raised, stunning form of Athena.
The intricately designed back of this .999 fine silver round features the iconic GoldSilver crest, bearing the phrase "Free Markets & Free People” with a lion and bull near the center as tribute to their appearance on the first coins ever minted, millennia ago in Lydia.
The Athena is an limited mintage, collectible round at affordable bullion pricing.
About the Modern Ancients Series
Each Modern Ancient brings a coin from antiquity back to life with a contemporary twist.
They are a true celebration of the prosperity of the great civilizations which used them..
Modern Ancients are collectible silver rounds at bullion pricing.