Republic of Greece, 2 Drachmai 1978

The owl of the antique goddess Athena is represented on coins of the modern Republic of Greece, too. It is the symbol of knowledge and therefore the attribute of Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom. Owls are nocturnal animals and can see things in the dark that are hidden to others. This is why owls are heraldically always depicted with their eyes wide open.

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1978 n. Chr.

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