Baby Sophia & Athena's Owl

Attic Greek Coin
(circa 450-40 B.C.)
Silver tetradrachmae coin
Coin weight of 17.2 grams
Obverse: Head of Athena
Reverse: Owl— Athena's bird,
olive leaves, berry, waning moon
AΘE: Athens Abbreviated
Athena is patron goddess of Athens
Statue: Athena holding an owl
Greek Athenian Owl Coin
History of Athenian Owls

Sophia Ann Wei-Ching Lubin
Born: Sunday, June 3, 2007, 3:35 am
7 pounds, 2 ounces
Cambridge Hospital, Massachusetts
to Elisa Cheng & Ben Lubin

Italian 100 Lire coin shows
an image of Minerva (Athena)
holding an olive tree, which
she taught its cultivation.
Born from the head of Zeus,
she is the goddess of wisdom.
Athena introduced the craft of
making clothing & carpentry.
She bestows skill & courage,
and is protectress of the arts.
Obverse: allegorical portrait.
Italian Coinage: 1955-1989

Haikus from Uncle Peter

Tuesday, June 5, 2007, 5:00 pm
Email from my niece Elisa on
Sophia Ann Wei-Ching Lubin born
Sunday, June 3, 2007 3:35 am

Little Sophie's here!
Welcome Babe of Wisdom— born
Sunday like your Mom!
Sunday, July 1, 2007, 2:00 pm
Elisa's email on baby Sophia being
a night owl, most alert around 3-4 am.
I realize Athena's bird is the owl.

Sophie's a night owl—
Isn't that Athena's bird?
Goddess of Wisdom!

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