Owl necklace (British Museum exclusive)

    SKU: cmcj48330

    £60.00 Members' price *


    Created exclusively for the British Museum: a handmade sterling silver necklace with a Greek owl pendant.

    The design is based on owl coins from ancient Greece in the British Museum collections. From the late 6th century BC, the design of Athenian coins was standardised to depict the goddess Athena and her sacred bird, the owl. The pendant here is an interpretation of an owl taken from a silver tetradrachm (a type of coin) of Athens, dated to the 5th century BC.

    The necklace has been created by Ortak - specialist jewellers based in the Orkney Islands, Scotland - using traditional silversmithing techniques. This piece forms part of an exclusive range based on masterpieces of the British Museum collections.

    Ideal as a gift.


    Product code: cmcj48330
    World culture: Ancient Greece
    Details: Created exclusively for the British Museum by Ortak Jewellery. Made in Scotland.
    Material: Sterling silver
    Size: 18inch long chain, pendant is 1.7cm x 1cm
    Weight: 0.05kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

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