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Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm. Circa 460-455 BC. Head of Athena right, in crested Attic helmet ornamented with three olive leaves above visor and spiral palmette on bowl, wearing round earring with central boss / AΘE, owl standing three-quarters right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent moon behind; all within incuse square. Starr Group IV, cf. Starr 125. 17.17g, 25mm, 10h.

Extremely Fine. Very Rare.

A beautiful example of this rare transitional style, which feature the finest owls of the entire Athenian tetradrachm series. Here the emblematic bird is rendered with a remarkable degree of realism and proportionality, and lies within the typically deep incuse square that characterizes the issue: evidence of the great care and attention to detail with which these coins were struck.

Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm. (rxiv75)

Price: £3,929.60

  • US $5,182.75
  • EUR €4,408.23
  • AUD $6,627.66
  • CHF 5,106.91
  • CAD $6,543.57
  • (Rates for 23/10/2017)
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