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GREEK, ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm
(24mm, 17.20 g, 2h).
Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. Good VF, toned. Attractive early style.

This tetradrachm belongs among the earlier period of the frontal eye issues of the mid-late 5th century. The palmette is still delicate, as is the general style of the owl, and the incuse is rather deep and abruptly transitions to the flat surface.
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paparoupa  [May 21, 2017 at 07:14 PM]
earlier than cng provenance Roma 12, lot 158
Leo  [May 21, 2017 at 09:39 PM]
Carausius  [Nov 29, 2019 at 08:24 PM]
Style strikes me as transitional. Probably before 454 BCE, or maybe very soon after the change.
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