Lola Brooks 22k & athena/owl ancient greek coin pendant, 126-125 bc



Lola Brooks 22k yellow gold & large Athena/Owl Ancient Greek Coin Pendant, 126-125 BC. The coin features the head of Athena Parthenos wearing a richly ornamented helmet on the obverse, and an owl standing on a prostrate amphora on the reverse, alongside magistrates names & an eagle, all within an olive wreath. It measures approximately 1 1/8″ in diameter, and it hangs from a 20 1/2″, 22k yellow gold handmade chain.

- ancient silver tetradrachm coin, minted in Attica, Athens 126-125 BC
- 22k yellow gold
- 18k yellow gold clasp
- 20 1/2" total chain length 

Lola Brooks has always been captivated by the Victorian-era concept of jewelry as a form of communication, and the role of personal adornment in cultural identity. Nowhere is that more evident than her own informal-yet-elegant large-scale designs that lend themselves to self-expression.

Stones, often hand-cut, are the starting point for Brooks, who incorporates a prism of gems spanning rubies to tourmaline in her collections — though she has a professed fondness for diamonds.Reflecting influences ranging from the Victorians to the Arts & Crafts movement and modernist American studio jewelry, each piece is fabricated or carved in wax and cast, resulting in limited production and one-of-a-kind works.
An artist and educator who studied at Pratt Institute and earned a BFA in metals at SUNY New Paltz, Brooks has had her work chronicled in numerous publications. Her jewelry can be found in the permanent collections of New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Art and Design.