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Greek Owl Coin Necklace #9 date 1973

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This 1973 Greek 1 Drachmae rests in a hand crafted setting made of recycled sterling silver. Each setting is made by hand separately from the coin. The coin does not have a hole drilled in it or any metal soldered to it's edge. The setting is sturdy so the pendant could be worn as a charm on a bracelet.

The coin was designed by I. Stinis (obverse) and N. Perantinos (reverse). The obverse of the coin depicts a Phoenix rising from flames that is surrounded with the inscription "ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ AΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ" (Greek Democracy). The reverse has the value and an owl, the symbol of the goddess Athena. The metal content of the coin is nickel -brass.

Approximate Size: Length: 1.38 inches (35mm) (including bail), Width: .94 inch (24mm) on a 18 inch sterling silver box chain.

Karen’s designs are all handcrafted in her studio in central Virginia. Her work began as a need to create beautiful, functional objects. A research project on 19th century French silver and the recurrence of ancient motifs greatly influence her work today. Largely self-taught, Karen has taken workshops with noted metal workers in New Mexico and Virginia.