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Greek: Athens Tetradrachm
Athens, AR Tetradrachm. c. 393-300 BC. (16.9 g., 24mm). Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right (eye triangular, seen in perspective). Test cut. Reverse: AOE, Owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent behind, all within incuse square. Test cut. Cf: Sear Greek 2537.

This example of a Fourth Century (probably late Fourth Century) Owl is well centered on a tight flan. This type is alternatively described as Intermediate Style, Late Classical, Hellenistic, or Transitional. Less storied and more common than a Fifth Century Owl with Athena's almond shapped eye, I like this example.
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