The olive was the symbol of Athena, goddess of wisdom and intelligence and the patron goddess of Athens, to whom she gave the olive as her gift to the city. The olive wreath also known as kotinos was the prize for the winner at the ancient Olympic Games. According to Pausanias it was introduced by Heracles as a prize for the running race winner to honour his father Zeus. In the ancient Olympic Games there were no gold, silver, or bronze medals. There was only one winner per event, crowned with an olive wreath made of wild-olive leaves from a sacred tree near the temple of Zeus at Olympia. This wreath, as with all our other bronze items, are cast in Greece, using the traditional 'lost wax' method, therefore each piece is unique. It was made in Greece, stands 22 centimeters high, 25 centimeters width, and weighs approximately 700g.



Condition: New, Handmade in Greece.

Material: Bronze

Height: 22cm (8.6")

Width: 25cm (9.8")

Weight: 700g

Please be aware that, due to the fact that our products are either individually cast, carved, painted and hand finished, there will inevitably be minor variations in size, colour and texture.(1000)