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Silver Drachma

A Silver Drachma, the type of coin Athena gives to her children.

The Mark of Athena was a silver drachma coin that the goddess Athena gave to a select few of her demigod offspring to avenge her against the Romans for stealing her sacred statue, Athena Parthenos, which her greatest rival, Arachne, guarded in a chamber.

History

Annabeth Chase-Viria

Annabeth was given the Mark of Athena to follow by her mother, Athena.

Every few generations, if Athena considers one of her children worthy, she gives them this coin.

The Heroes of Olympus

The Mark of Athena

It is shown that Athena (in her Minerva form) had given Annabeth Chase the coin prior to the events of the book. She had told Annabeth to follow it and "avenge her," or else she was no child of hers. The coin ultimately leads Annabeth to the Athena Parthenos, where she faces Arachne, the greatest fear of the children of Athena. Annabeth was the only child of Athena to find the statue and recover it.

Abilities

The image of Athena's sacred animal, an owl, appears and "guides" the possessor to the Athena Parthenos, appears even in places like Rome. According to Aphrodite, the mark is a connection bewteen the statue and the children of Athena.

If the user tries to throw away the coin, it simply reappears in their pocket.

Trivia

Items
Personal Weapons: Riptide | Annabeth's Knife | Backbiter | Frank's Spear | Hazel's Spatha | Katoptris | Nico's Sword | Thalia's Spear | Aegis | Maimer | Kronos' Scythe | Ivlivs | Master Bolt | Poseidon's Trident | Sword of Hades | Reyna's Spear | Hades' Staff | Juno's Gladius | Annabeth's Sword | Sumarbrander | Gungnir | Gjallar | Mjolnir | Thor's Staff | Khopesh | Mallory's Serrated Knife | Meg's Twin Imperial Gold siccae blades | Caduceus | Apollo's Golden Bow | Artemis' Knives | Ares' Sword | Ares' Shield | Thyrsus | Hecate's Torches | Minotaur's Axe | Leroy's Sword | Tyson's Javelin | Alex’s Garrote Wire
Magical Items: Annabeth's Yankees Cap | Helm of Darkness | Keys of Hades | Flying Chariot | Golden Apple | Apples of Immortality | Greek Fire | Hermes' Multivitamins | Leo's Magical Toolbelt | Nectar and Ambrosia | Pandora's Pithos | Winged Shoes | The Golden Fleece | Stygian Ice Whistle | Serapis' Staff | Magic 8 Ball | Arrow of Dodona | Pig Ball | Mechanical Spider | Angel Statues | Athena Parthenos | Chiron's Wheelchair | Diocletian's Scepter | Flaming Dodgeball | Gleipnir | Poseidon's Pearls | Queen Hippolyta's Belt | Mistletoe Arrow | Frank's Stick | Expand-o-Duck | Caligula’s Sandals | Ran’s Net
Spoils of War: The Minotaur's Horn | Medusa's Head | Kampê's Scimitars | Nemean Lion's Pelt | Gorgon Blood | Cornucopia | Lydian Drakon Hide | Phineas' Robe and Slippers
Items: Camp Necklace | Chameleon Armor | Daedalus' Laptop | Golden drachma | Denarius | Red Gold | Mark of Athena | The Pax | Video Shield | Wristwatch Shield | Golden Mango | Sibylline Books | Pillow Pet
Blessed Metals: Adamantine | Celestial Bronze | Imperial Gold | Stygian Iron | Bone Steel