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« on: October 07, 2019, 10:48:48 pm »


Seeing ecoli's beautiful Athena showing her helmet crest has prompted me to get out my collection of classical Athenian owls.

While they were out I decided to photograph for the first time an owl I've had for almost 30 years. I was able to purchase it at the time because surface cracking and some pitting had given it a frosty appearance, lowering the price to something I could afford.

All these years later it remains one of my favorite coins. It would be even better if Athena had a crest, but if she had, even frosty she would have been out of my price range! So I'm actually glad she didn't, or I wouldn't have had the pleasure of ownership for nearly 30 years.
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2019, 11:01:21 am »

I bet if you looked under the microscope, you'd see all kinds of crystallization
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2019, 04:52:10 pm »

Hi Bob, you don't need a microscope, you can see it with a hand lens!

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Steve
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2019, 07:50:49 pm »

Congrats on being the custodian for 30 years!  A handsome coin.
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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2019, 08:59:19 pm »

Thanks Jay, it certainly has character!

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Steve
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