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38 viewsslands off Attica. Aegina circa 350-338 BC. Drachm AR
Islands off Attica. Aegina circa 350-338 BC.
Drachm AR

17mm., 5,53g.

A-[I] across field, land tortoise with segmented shell / A-IΓI in upper sections of refined skew punch, to lower left, dolphin.

Milbank pl. III, 5; SNG Copenhagen 525; HGC 6, 444.
3 commentspaul1888
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Athens18 viewsATTICA, Athens.
Circa 454-404 BC.
AR Tetradrachm
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ATTICA,Athens. AR tetradrachm72 viewsThomson 31b/bmc 445/ 135-134bc
obv: Helmeted head of Athena bust R.
rev: Owl std.r.head facing on amphora. Magistrates name in field
Asklepios std.l. holding serpent. intwined scepter. Z on amphora,delta
I below. all within wreath
4 commentshill132
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Greece29 viewsGreece - Central, Peloponnesos, Crete & The Cyclades.
Thessaly, Akarnania, Boeotia, Euboia, Attica, Corinthia, Sikyonia, Peloponnesos, Argolis, Phokaia, Arkadia, Lokris.
2 commentsChristian T
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17 viewsATTICA, Athens
PB Tessera. (15mm, 4.00 g)
Struck circa 200-263 AD
Helmeted head right
Blank
Lang & Crosby 246

The style of the bust on this token closely matches one discovered in the Stoa at the Athenian Agora, firmly dated to the mid 3rd century AD.
Ardatirion
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30 viewsATTICA, Athens
PB Tessera. (24mm, 7.60 g)
Struck circa 50-200 AD
Helmeted head of Athena right
Boukranion
Lang & Crosby 251

Ardatirion
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0.30 AR Athenian Tetradrachm 454-415 BCE62 viewsATTICA: Athens. Ca. 454(?)-415 BC. AR tetradrachm. Athena / Owl. Nice centering.

Silver tetradrachm, pl. XXII, 6´. Svoronos pl. 15, 30., 17.1gm, 24mm, gVF, 449-413 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right with almond shaped eye, wearing crested helmet ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll, wire necklace, round earring,; reverse A?E right, owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, prong tail, to left olive twig and crescent, all within incuse square.
1 commentsEcgþeow
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002a, Aigina, Islands off Attica, Greece, c. 510 - 490 B.C.82 viewsSilver stater, S 1849, SNG Cop 503, F, 12.231g, 22.3mm, Aigina (Aegina) mint, c. 510 - 490 B.C.; Obverse: sea turtle (with row of dots down the middle); Reverse: incuse square of “Union Jack” pattern; banker's mark obverse. Ex FORVM.


Greek Turtles, by Gary T. Anderson

Turtles, the archaic currency of Aegina, are among the most sought after of all ancient coins. Their early history is somewhat of a mystery. At one time historians debated whether they or the issuances of Lydia were the world's earliest coins. The source of this idea comes indirectly from the writings of Heracleides of Pontus, a fourth century BC Greek scholar. In the treatise Etymologicum, Orion quotes Heracleides as claiming that King Pheidon of Argos, who died no later than 650 BC, was the first to strike coins at Aegina. However, archeological investigations date the earliest turtles to about 550 BC, and historians now believe that this is when the first of these intriguing coins were stamped.

Aegina is a small, mountainous island in the Saronikon Gulf, about midway between Attica and the Peloponnese. In the sixth century BC it was perhaps the foremost of the Greek maritime powers, with trade routes throughout the eastern half of the Mediterranean. It is through contacts with Greeks in Asia Minor that the idea of coinage was probably introduced to Aegina. Either the Lydians or Greeks along the coast of present day Turkey were most likely the first to produce coins, back in the late seventh century. These consisted of lumps of a metal called electrum (a mixture of gold and silver) stamped with an official impression to guarantee the coin was of a certain weight. Aegina picked up on this idea and improved upon it by stamping coins of (relatively) pure silver instead electrum, which contained varying proportions of gold and silver. The image stamped on the coin of the mighty sea power was that of a sea turtle, an animal that was plentiful in the Aegean Sea. While rival cities of Athens and Corinth would soon begin limited manufacture of coins, it is the turtle that became the dominant currency of southern Greece. The reason for this is the shear number of coins produced, estimated to be ten thousand yearly for nearly seventy years. The source for the metal came from the rich silver mines of Siphnos, an island in the Aegean. Although Aegina was a formidable trading nation, the coins seemed to have meant for local use, as few have been found outside the Cyclades and Crete. So powerful was their lure, however, that an old proverb states, "Courage and wisdom are overcome by Turtles."

The Aeginean turtle bore a close likeness to that of its live counterpart, with a series of dots running down the center of its shell. The reverse of the coin bore the imprint of the punch used to force the face of the coin into the obverse turtle die. Originally this consisted of an eight-pronged punch that produced a pattern of eight triangles. Later, other variations on this were tried. In 480 BC, the coin received its first major redesign. Two extra pellets were added to the shell near the head of the turtle, a design not seen in nature. Also, the reverse punch mark was given a lopsided design.

Although turtles were produced in great quantities from 550 - 480 BC, after this time production dramatically declines. This may be due to the exhaustion of the silver mines on Siphnos, or it may be related to another historical event. In 480 BC, Aegina's archrival Athens defeated Xerxes and his Persian armies at Marathon. After this, it was Athens that became the predominant power in the region. Aegina and Athens fought a series of wars until 457 BC, when Aegina was conquered by its foe and stripped of its maritime rights. At this time the coin of Aegina changed its image from that of the sea turtle to that of the land tortoise, symbolizing its change in fortunes.

The Turtle was an object of desire in ancient times and has become so once again. It was the first coin produced in Europe, and was produced in such great quantities that thousands of Turtles still exist today. Their historical importance and ready availability make them one of the most desirable items in any ancient coin enthusiast's collection.

(Greek Turtles, by Gary T. Anderson .
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01.- Attica Tetradrachm (454-404 BC)21 viewsATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (22mm, 17.09 g, 8h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. VF, lightly toned, minor area of porosity on obverse, graffito and slight die shift on reverse.
Purchased at Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. auction in 2015.
3 commentsOscar D
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02.- Attica Tetradrachm (287-262 BC)10 viewsATTICA, Athens. Circa 287-262 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 16.80 g). Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square.
Purchased at Filatelia Numismatica Santos in 2015.
Oscar D
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1. Attica, Athens. 460-455 BC. (Most Likely an Eastern imitation)90 viewsAR Obol.
obv: Helmeted head of Athena right
rev: Owl standing right, head facing, AQE to right, leaf to left.
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2. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Obol 14 views(8.5mm, 0.66 g, 11h). Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig to left; all within incuse square. Kroll 13; HGC 4, 1665. VF, find patina, minor roughness.

CNG Auction 431, Lot: 178.
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3. Attica, Athens. 300-287 BC. 130 viewsAr Hemidrachm (triobol).
Obv; Helmeted hd of Athena right.
Rev; Owl. Dark tone but good silver.
Scarce old collection coin.
1.97g. 13mm.
4 commentsCGPCGP
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4 countermarks on Athens Tetradrachm183 views449-413 B.C. Attica Old style Tetradrachm

Obverse: Head of Athena right, almond shaped eye, crested helmet with olive leaves and floral scroll, hair in parallel curves. 4 countermarks across cheek.

Reverse: AOE Right, owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, olive sprig and crescent left, all within incuse square. Test cut and counter punch, and countermark.

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4. Attica, Athens. 449-413 BC.83 viewsAR Hemidrachm

obv: Helmeted head of Athena right, profile eye
rev: Owl standing facing with closed wings, olive sprig. (Die break on owl)

2.1g, 12mm.
2 commentsDino
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5. Attica, Athens. 393-300 BC.45 viewsAR Hemidrachm

obv: Helmeted head of Athena right, profile eye
rev: Owl standing facing with closed wings, olive sprig.
Svoronos 43ff, BMC 162ff.
2.1g, 12mm.
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6. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 460-404 BC. 189 viewsDrachm (14mm, 3.43 g, 6h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 10; SNG Copenhagen 41. Near VF, graffito on reverse.

CNG Electronic Auction 217, Lot: 66.
4 commentsCGPCGP
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7. Attica, Athens. 449-413 BC246 viewsAR tetradrachm
Head of Athena Right. Crested helmet. Archaic style almond shaped eye.
Owl standing right. Olive sprig/crescent left. AOE right.
SNGCop 31
24mm 17.0g
exMalter Galleries
9 commentsDino
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8. Attica, Athens. 449-413 BC60 viewsAR tetradrachm
Head of Athena Right. Crested helmet. Archaic style almond shaped eye.
Owl standing right. Olive sprig/crescent left. AOE right. Test cuts owl head and tail.
SNGCop 39
22mm 17.3g
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Achaea. Attica, Athens. AE2295 viewsObv: Bust of Athena r. wearing crested Corinthian helmet and aegis.
Rev: AΘH NA IΩN Bucranium bound by wreath.
Time of Hadrian and the Antonines.
BMC 810.
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Achaea. Attica, Athens. AE2268 viewsObv: Draped bust of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet.
Rev: AΘHN-A-IΩN, Athena Parthenos standing facing, Nike crowning her with wreath extended in right hand, left holds a spear and rests on a grounded shield.
c. 115 - 160 A.D.
BMC Attica 686-7.
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Achaea. Attica, Athens. AE2212 viewsObv: Draped bust of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet.
Rev: AΘHNAIΩN, Athena standing facing, head left, holding spear in right hand and shield in left.
Kroll 318
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Achaea. Attica, Athens. AE22. Triptolemos44 viewsObv: Bust of Athena l. wearing crested Corinthian helmet and aegis.
Rev: AΘH NA IΩN / Triptolemos standing in biga drawn by winged serpents, l.
Time of Hadrian and the Antonines.
22mm., 6.1g.
ancientone
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Aegina - AR stater8 viewsc. 510-485 BC
turtle, row of dots on the back
incuse square ( “Union Jack” pattern)
Milbank 3; BMC Attica, p. 126, 3; SNG Cop 502
Ex Aurea
Johny SYSEL
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Aegina Tortoise 25 viewsISLANDS off ATTICA, Aegina. Circa 350-338 BC. Drachm (Silver, 18mm, 5.23 g 2). Tortoise seen from above. Rev. Incuse square divided into five compartments; A-IΓI in upper two, dolphin in lower left section. Milbank Pl. III, 5. SNG Delepierre 1548-9. Very fine. 1 commentsJBGood
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Aegina, Attica27 views510 - 485 B.C.
Silver Stater
12.35 gm, 18 mm
Obv.: Sea turtle with collar
Rev.: “Proto-skew” incuse pattern, round test punch near center
Sear 1851;
BMC 11, p.128, 28
HGC 6, 430
[Meadows, Groups IIa-IIb]
[SNG Copenhagen 501]
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Aegina, Attica48 views510 - 485 B.C.
Silver Stater
12.35 gm, 18 mm
Obv.: Sea turtle with collar
Rev.: “Proto-skew” incuse pattern, round test punch near center
Sear 1851;
BMC 11, p.128, 28
HGC 6, 430
[Meadows, Groups IIa-IIb]
[SNG Copenhagen 501]
1 commentsJaimelai
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Aegina, Attica39 views510 - 485 B.C.
Silver Stater
12.35 gm, 18 mm
Obv.: Sea turtle with collar
Rev.: “Proto-skew” incuse pattern, round test punch near center
Sear 1851;
BMC 11, p.128, 28
HGC 6, 430
[Meadows, Groups IIa-IIb]
[SNG Copenhagen 501]
1 commentsJaimelai
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Aegina, Attica, (c. 360-350 B.C.), AE-12, SNG Cop 533, -/-//--, Refined skew, #1117 viewsAegina, Attica, (c. 360-350 B.C.), AE-12, SNG Cop 533, -/-//--, Refined skew, #1
avers: Two dolphins, A between.
reverse: Refined skew.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,5-12,5mm, weight: 1,53g, axes: 10h,
mint: Aegina, Attica, date: c. 360-350 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 533, BMC Attica pg.143, 206ff, Laffaille 359.
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Amphipolis, Macedonia, c. 168 - 149 B.C.62 viewsBronze AE 20, SGCV I 1394; (SNG Cop 62), weight 7.8 g, max. diameter 21.75 mm, Amphipolis mint, Roman rule, c. 168 - 149 B.C.; Obv. diademed head of Artemis Tauropolos right, bow and quiver at shoulder; Rev. ΑΜΦΙΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, two goats on their hind legs, contending head to head. Green patina, very worn.

Artemis Tauropolos was an epithet for the goddess Artemis, variously interpreted as worshipped at Tauris, or pulled by a yoke of bulls, or hunting bull goddess. A statue of Artemis "Tauropolos" in her temple at Brauron in Attica was supposed to have been brought from the Taurians by Iphigenia. Tauropolia was a festival of Artemis in Athens. - Wikipedia
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Ancient Greek Coin Collection From Sixth to First Centuries B.C.305 viewsHere are the coins I started collecting from 2012 to present. As Aristotle wrote two millennia ago that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, there is no better way to present a collection of Greeks than to put them all together in a single shot. (Please click on picture for bigger resolution and to show greater details on coins).

Top row from left to right: AEOLIS, MYRINA. AR "Stephanophoric" Tetradrachm. Circa 150 BC**ILLYRIA, DYRRHACHION. AR Stater. Circa 340-280 BC**IONIA, SMYRNA. AR “Stephanophoric” Tetradrachm. Circa 150-145 BC** PELOPONNESOS, SIKYON. AR Stater. Circa 335-330 BC**ATTICA, ATHENS. “New style” Tetradrachm. Circa 169 BC.

Fifth row: BACTRIA, Antialkidas. AR Drachm. Circa 145-135 BC**CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes I AR Drachm. Circa 96-63 BC**THRACE, ABDERA. AR Tetrobol. Circa 360-350 BC**THRACE, CHERSONESSOS. AR Hemidrachm. Circa 386-338 BC.

Fourth row: LUCANIA, METAPONTION. AR Stater. Circa 510-480 BC**THESSALIAN LEAGUE. AR Stater. Circa 196-146 BC**MACEDONIA. Kassander AR Tetradrachm. Circa 317-315 BC**AKARNANIA, LEUKAS. AR Stater. Circa 320-280 BC**PAMPHYLIA, ASPENDOS. AR Stater. Circa 330-300 BC.

Third row: SELEUKID SYRIA. Antiochos VI AR Drachm. Circa 144-143 BC**LUCANIA, METAPONTION. AR Stater. Circa 340-330 BC**LUCANIA, VELIA. AR Stater. Circa 280 BC**PARTHIA. Mithradates II AR Drachm. Circa 121-91 BC.

Second row: MYSIA, PERGAMMON. Eumenes I AR Tetradrachm. Circa 263-241 BC**CILICIA, TARSOS. Mazaios AR Stater. Circa 361-334 BC**THRACE. Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 297-281 BC**CILICIA, TARSOS. Pharnabazos AR Stater. Circa 380-374 BC**THRACE, MARONEIA. AR Tetradrachm. Mid 2nd cent. BC.

Bottom row: SELEUKID SYRIA. Antiochos Euergetes VII AR Tetradrachm. Circa 138-129 BC**MACEDON. Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. Circa 325-315 BC**CILICIA, AIGEAI. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 30 BC**PAIONIA. Patraos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 335-315 BC**PAMPHYLIA, SIDE. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 155-36 BC.
10 commentsJason T
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ANIMALS/PINK FLOYD, Track 3. Pigs (Three Different Ones)22 viewsATTICA, Athens.
Eleusinian festival coinage, 360-330 BC
AE16
Obv: Triptolemos, holding grain ear in right hand, seated left in winged chariot being drawn by two serpents
Rev: pig standing right on mystic staff; bucranium below
Ref: SNG Cop. 415

Composite picture of the collection:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-104363

Interactive presentation:
http://prezi.com/q7mw1k1zur65/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share


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Athen, Attica 449-413 BC3 viewsjaseifert
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Athena and her owl 172 viewsIn Greek mythology, a Little Owl baby (Athene noctua) traditionally represents or accompanies Athena, the virgin goddess of wisdom, or Minerva, her syncretic incarnation in Roman mythology. Because of such association, the bird often referred to as the "owl of Athena" or the "owl of Minerva" has been used as a symbol of knowledge, wisdom, perspicacity and erudition throughout the Western world.
The reasons behind the association of Athena and the owl are lost in time. Some mythographers, such as David Kinsley and Martin P. Nilsson suggest that she may descend from a Minoan palace goddess associated with birds and Marija Gimbutas claim to trace Athena's origins as an Old European bird and snake goddess.
On the other hand, Cynthia Berger theorizes about the appeal of some characteristics of owls such as their ability to see in the dark to be used as symbol of wisdom while others, such as William Geoffrey Arnott, propose a simple association between founding myths of Athens and the significant number of Little Owls in the region (a fact noted since antiquity by Aristophanes in The Birds and Lysistrata).
In any case, the city of Athens seems to have adopted the owl as proof of allegiance to its patron virgin goddess, which according to a popular etiological myth reproduced on the West pediment of the Parthenon, secured the favor of its citizens by providing them with a more enticing gift than Poséidon.
Owls were commonly reproduced by Athenians in vases, weights and prize amphoras for the Panathenaic Games. The owl of Athena even became the common obverse of the Athenian tetradrachms after 510 BC and according to Philochorus, the Athenian tetradrachm was known as glaux throughout the ancient world and "owl" in present day numismatics. They were not, however, used exclusively by them to represent Athena and were even used for motivation during battles by other Greek cities, such as in the victory of Agathocles of Syracuse over the Carthaginians in 310 B.C. in which owls flying through the ranks were interpreted as Athena’s blessing or in the Battle of Salamis, chronicled in Plutarch's biography of Themistocles.
(Source: Wikipédia)
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Athena Parthenos227 viewsAttica, Athens, ca. 264-267 AD, Æ 21
Helmeted head of Athena right. / AΘHN-AIΩN Athena Parthenos standing left holding Nike, shield and spear.
Kroll, Agora, 284; Sv-pl 82, 5ff; SNG Copenhagen 384.
(21 mm, 4.98 g, 6h)

The statue of Athena depicted on the reverse of this coin is a representation of Phidias cult statue of Athena in the Parthenon on the acropolis of Athens. The statue is stood in the Parthenon until the Fifth century AD, when it was destroyed by fire.

This is amongst the last of the “Roman series” of coins issued from the mint in Athens. In 267 AD Germanic raiders sacked the city bringing to an end the operations of the Athenian mint.
Lloyd T
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Athena. Classical Beauty Fifth century BC186 viewsc 431/ 415 BC
"Archaic style" head of Athena, wearing crested helmet ornamented with olive leaves and floral scroll, on Athen tetradrachm

I consider this coin as historical to the extent that athenian owl tetradrachm was the first widely used international coinage.

Here, all the coin :
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=21343&pos=0
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Athenian Owl445 viewsAttica-Athens
Silver tetradrachm
449-414 B.C.
16.54g, 24mm, 0o
13 commentsmihali84
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Athenian Owl478 viewsAttica-Athens
Silver tetradrachm
449-414 B.C.
17g, 24mm, 45o
Interesting Countermark on reverse
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Athens44 viewsAttica - Athens
Tetradrachm
Obverse:Head of Athena right in crested helmet
Revarse:Owl standing right, head facing, olive spring and crescent to left

22.14mm 12.77gm

MODERN CAST FAKE

I bought it as "unknown" 12$ at ebay
maik
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Athens127 viewsAttica-Athens
Tetradrachm 450-404 bc
Obverse:Helmeted head of Athena right, in crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves
Reverse:ATHE ; owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind

16.68gm 24.85mm

Sear 2526
2 commentsmaik
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Athens - AE7 views
struck in the reign of Gallienus 264-267 AD
draped bust of Athena right wearing crested Corinthian helmet
Athena Parthenos facing, head left, holding Nike with wreath. Left hand resting on shield set on ground holding spear
AΘHNA_IΩN
BMC Attica p. 95, 684; SNG Cop 384
Johny SYSEL
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ATHENS ATTICA AR Tetradrachm, Thompson 477a, New Style Owl55 viewsOBV: Helmeted head of Athena right
REV: Owl standing right, head facing, on overturned amphora; to left, eagle standing right on thunderbolt; Gamma on amphora, ΗΡΑ in exergue; all within laurel wreath
16.8g
Minted at Athens, 127/26 BC
1 commentsLegatus
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Athens c. 393-300 BC, tetradrachm48 viewsAttica. Athens c. 393-300 BC, tetradrachm, 16.23 g, eye seen in profile, Sear GCV I: 2537.1 commentsPodiceps
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Athens Emergency Issue Plated Tetradrachm Circa 406-404 BC938 viewsQuote from David Sear:

"Athens was the greatest power in the Greek world throughout most of the 5th century BC. Its famous 'owl' coinage, principally of silver tetradrachms, possibly commenced in 510 BC on the occasion of the downfall of the tyrant Hippias. On these celebrated coins the helmeted head of the goddess Athena was accompanied by her attendant owl and the first three letters of the ethnic 'AQE'. Later, a diadem of olive leaves was added to Athena's helmet and a cresent moon was placed in the reverse field, though the precise chronological significance of these changes remains uncertain. To the intense chagrin of the Spartans Athens became the leader of the Greek states, including those of Ionia, in the epic struggle against the expansionist policies of the Achaemenid Persian Empire. The victories at Salamis (480 BC) and the Eurymedon (circa 467) clearly established the Athenian supremacy in the Aegean world. Initially, the Delian League (founded in 477) was an alliance of independent states sharing a common cause under the leadership of Athens. It gradually developed into an Athenian maritime empire with the member cities obliged to pay an annual tribute into the League's treasury on Delos. In 454 this treasury, amounting to 5,000 talents of silver, was actually removed to Athens and the vast wealth was openly employed for the aggrandizement of the city, now under the leadership of the great statesman Pericles. Vast building projecdts, such as the monumental edifices on the Acropolis, were financed in this way. From 431, however, Athens became embroiled in the protracted Peloponnesian War and increasingly the wealth of the state was dissipated in this futile cause. This attractive tetradrachm belongs to the exceptionally large ouput of Athenian 'owls' made during the second half of the 5th century. In contrast to the artistic development taking place at mints in other parts of the Mediterranean world, the late archaic style of the earlier 5th century became 'frozen' on these issues which represent the first truly imperial coinage of the Greek world. As Athens restricted or forbade the issue of independent currency at many of the cities within her sphere of influence the 'owls' came to circulate over an increasingly wide area. But this all came to an end with the defeat of Athens by Sparta in 404 BC and during the period immediately preceding this catastrophe the Athenians were reduced to the desperate expedient of issuing bronze tetradrachms and drachms with a thin surface coating of silver. This specimen is an excellent example of this emergency coinage the production of which drew contemporary comment from Aristophanes who, in his play Frogs (717ff), compares the decline in the quality of the leading citizens with the recent debasement of the Athenian coinage."
3 commentsGunner
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Athens New Style Tetradrachm 79/8 BC27 viewsObs : Athena Parthenos right in tri-form helmet
30 mm 16.60 gm Thompson issue 86 Thompson catalogue: Obs 1217 Rev: New/Not in plztes?
Rev : ΑΘΕ ethnic
Owl standing on overturned panathenaic amphora
on which month mark ? control ? below
2 magistrates : NESTOR MNASEAS
RF symbol : Stag
All surrounded by an olive wreath
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Athens Tetradrachm56 views449-413 B.C. Attica Old style Tetradrachm 17g

Obverse: Head of Athena right, almond shaped eye, crested helmet with olive leaves and floral scroll, hair in parallel curves. Test cut and Countermark on cheek.
Reverse: AOE Right, owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, olive sprig and crescent left, all within incuse square. Test cuts and counter punch in eye.

2 commentsDk0311USMC
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Athens Tetradrachm230 viewsTetradrachm (AR), 17.05g, 28mm, 6h. Ca. 449-404. Flament pl. IV, 2 (this coin). ex Glendinning, 18-20 April 1955 no383. Waxy deposit in Athena's ear and below the earring was cleaned, see the new photo in my gallery (I initialy believed it was horn silver)6 commentspaparoupa
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Athens Tetradrachm (Van Alfen 35)40 viewsAttica, Athens, AR Tetradrachm. 393-300 B.C.. Obv: Head of Athena right, eye in profile. Rev: Owl standing to r., head facing, to r. A-theta-E, to left, olive twig and crescent, all within incuse square, test cut. 22 mm, 16.58 grams. Van Alfen, Peter. American Journal of Numismatics, second series, volume 16-17, number 35, this coin.2 commentsLucas H
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Athens Triobol (Hemidrachm)30 viewsAttica. Athens c. 393-300 B.C. AR Triobol (Hemidrachm), 2,07g, Obv: Head of Athena right (obv. off-centered). Rev: ATHE, Owl standing facing, wings closed, olive-branch on either side. BMC 11.168. Sear GCV I: 2539.Podiceps
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Athens, Attica31 views287 - 270 B.C.
Bronze AE13
2.70 gm, 13 mm
Obv.: Head of Athena right wearing crested Corinthian helmet
Rev.: Owl standing right, head facing, wings closed, A to left, Θ to right, all within corn wreath
Sear 2565;
BMC 11, p.22, 229;
Kroll 53;
HGC 4, 1737
Jaimelai
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Athens, Attica15 views353-294 B.C.
Silver Triobol
1.95 gm, 12 mm
Obv.: Head of Athena right wearing crested
Attic helmet and round ear ring, eye in profile
Rev.: Owl standing facing, on either side olive branches with two pairs of leaves;
A / Ε - Θ around
Kroll 19;
HGC 1642;
Sear 2539;
BMC 11, p.16, 162

Jaimelai
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Athens, Attica28 views449 - 413 B.C.
Silver Obol
0.72 gm, 8 mm
Obv.: Head of Athena right wearing crested Attic helmet and round ear ring
Rev.: Owl standing right, head facing, wings closed A Θ E to right, olive sprig (single leaf and berry) behind
Sear 2530; BMC 11, p.10, 99
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Athens, Attica129 viewsEleusinian Festival Coinage
340-335 BC
AE 16 (16mm, 3.65g)
O: Triptolemos seated left in winged chariot drawn by two serpents, holding grain ear in right hand.
R: Pig standing right on mystic staff; EΛEYΣI above, bucranium in ex.
SNG Cop 416; Sear 2586v

The Sons of Dysaules
The story of Triptolemus being charged with bringing agriculture to man has been well told. That of his brother Eubouleus perhaps less so.
Eubouleus was a swineherd whose pigs were lost when the Earth gaped open to swallow up Persephone.
Pigs were sacrificed during the Eleusinian Rites in a women’s mystery ritual known as the Thesmophoria. The piglets would be washed in the sea during the Procession and then brought back to the Sanctuary and ritually slaughtered.
It is interesting to note that in ancient Greek religion pigs were thought to be able to absorb miasma from humans, making this an even more appropriate offering.

"It is said, then, that when Demeter came to Argos she was received by Pelasgos into his home, and that Khrysanthis, knowing about the rape of Kore, related the story to her. Afterwards Trokhilos, the priest of the mysteries, fled, they say, from Argos because of the enmity of Agenor, came to Attika and married a woman of Eleusis, by whom he had two children Eubouleos and Triptolemos. That is the account given by the Argives."
~ Pausanias, Description of Greece 1. 14. 3
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Athens, Attica63 views307 - 300 B.C.
Bronze AE14
4.16 gm, 14 mm
Obv.: Head of Athena right wearing Corinthian helmet with three crests, adorned with serpent
Rev.: Owl standing left, head facing, wings closed
A to right, H Θ to left, all in olive wreath
Kroll 50; [SNG Copenhagen 94]
BMC 11, p.22, 240
HGC 4, 1719
3 commentsJaimelai
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Athens, Attica35 views307 - 300 B.C.
Bronze AE14
4.16 gm, 14 mm
Obv.: Head of Athena right wearing Corinthian helmet with three crests, adorned with serpent
Rev.: Owl standing left, head facing, wings closed
A to right, H Θ to left, all in olive wreath
Kroll 50; [SNG Copenhagen 94]
BMC 11, p.22, 240

Same coin shot on angle to show thickness and sculpture of coin. "The heaviness of the Owl-left coinage is matched by the exceptional quality of its alloy, die engraving and striking, making it altogether one of the most carefully prepared bronze coinages ever minted at Athens." from Kroll 1993.
Jaimelai
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Athens, Attica21 views454 - 404 B.C.
Silver Tetradrachm
17.04 gm, 25 mm
Obv.: Head of Athena with frontal eye right, wearing crested Attic helmet with three olive leaves above visor and floral scroll on bowl
Rev.: Owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent moon behind, all in square incuse; A Θ E to right
HGC 4, 1597;
Sear 2526;
BMC 11, 62
Jaimelai
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Athens, Attica45 views454 - 404 B.C.
Silver Triobol
2.11 gm, 13 mm
Obv.: Head of Athena right wearing crested
Attic helmet and round ear ring
Rev.: Owl standing facing, on either side olive branches with two pairs of leaves;
A / Ε - Θ around
Kroll 12;
HGC 1641;
Sear 2528;
BMC 11, p.9, 82-89
Jaimelai
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Athens, Attica17 views400/390-294 B.C.
Silver Hemiobol
0.34 gm, 6.5 mm
Obv.: Head of Athena right wearing crested Attic helmet and round ear ring, eye in profile
Rev.: Owl standing right, head facing, wings closed, olive leaf behind; A Θ E to right
HGC 1682;
Sear 2531 var.;
[SNG Cop 59]
[Svoronos pl. 17, 52–56]
Jaimelai
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Athens, Attica29 views454-404 BC
AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.30g)
O: Helmeted head of Athena right.
R: Owl standing right with head facing, olive sprig behind; AΘE to right, all within incuse square.
Kroll 14; SNG Cop 59; Sear 2531v
ex Artifact Man

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Athens, Attica Tetradrachm70 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Size: 23 mm Weight: 16.73 grams Die axis: 9h

Athens, Attica
454 – 415 BCE

Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves above the visor and a floral scroll on the bowl. Hair is drawn in parallel curves, wears a round earring.

Reverse: Owl standing to right, head facing with tail feathers as a single protrusion. Olive sprig and crescent moon to upper left. AΘE to right.

Notes:
- Some porosity and crystallisation, attractive style. Possible bankers mark on cheek.

Ex Freeman & Sear, 2008
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Athens, Attica, AE18, Athena advancing right.25 viewsAE18
Athens, Attica
Greece
Mid 20's - 19BC
18.0mm
O: NO LEGEND; Helmeted head of Athena Parthenos, right.
R: NO LEGEND; Athena advancing right, holding transverse spear and aegis, owl to right, all within olive wreath.
Exergue: AΘΕ, left field.
Kroll 149; Svoronos plate 80, 29.
Harlan Berk
Chicago Coin Expo 4/6/17 4/17/17
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Athens, Mithradatic War Issue, 87-86 B.C.27 views"In 87 B.C., Mithridates moved his forces into Greece and established Aristion as a tyrant in Athens. Sulla landed in Epirus and marched through Boeotia into Attica. Most cities declared their allegiance to Rome, foremost among them Thebes. Athens, however, remained loyal to Mithridates. After a long and brutal siege, Sulla's rough battle hardened legions, veterans of the Social War, took Athens on the Kalends of March 86 B.C. They looted and burned temples and structures built in the city by various Hellenistic kings to honor themselves and gain prestige. Months later, only after they ran out of water, Aristion surrendered the Akropolis. Athens was looted and punished severely. Roman vengeance ensured Greece would remain docile during later civil wars and Mithridatic wars."

Bronze chalkous, SNG Cop 307, BMC Attica p. 81, 554; Kroll 97; Svoronos Athens pl. 84, 45 - 48, F, thick flan, 9.775g, 19.7mm, 45o, Athens mint, Mithradates VI of Pontos & Aristion, 87 - 86 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet; reverse Zeus advancing right, nude, hurling thunderbolt with right, left extended, A/Q-E flanking below arms, star between two crescents (one above and one below) in lower right field;
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ÁTICA - ATENAS29 viewsAR Tetradracma 23 mm 16.99 gr.

Anv: Cabeza de Atenas vistiendo Casco coronado, crestado y ornamentado con tres hojas de oliva y detalles florales.
Rev: "A Θ E" – Búho parado a derecha, su cabeza viendo al frente. Una rama de olivo y medialuna detrás.
Según el catálogo "Imperial Persian Coinage" de G.F. Hill editado en 1919, el resello/contramarca/marca de Banquero que aparece en esta moneda, se encuentra individualizada con el numero 45ff, según el Autor se trataría de una creciente (hay seis tipos diferentes) y posiblemente realizada en la región indo-bactriana.

Acuñación: 431 - 413 A.C.
Ceca: Atenas - Ática

Referencias: Sear GCTV Vol.I #2526 Pag.236 – BMC Vol.11 (Attica, Megaris, Aegira) #67/71 Pag.7 – SNG Copenhagen #31 - Kroll #8 - SNG VIII Hart #774/7 - Headlam #360/1
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ÁTICA - ATENAS13 viewsAR Tetradracma 23 mm 16.99 gr.

Anv: Cabeza de Atenas vistiendo Casco coronado, crestado y ornamentado con tres hojas de oliva y detalles florales.
Rev: "A Θ E" – Búho parado a derecha, su cabeza viendo al frente. Una rama de olivo y medialuna detrás.
Corte/marca de comprobación en la frente de búho en reverso.

Acuñación: 431 - 413 A.C.
Ceca: Atenas - Ática

Referencias: Sear GCTV Vol.I #2526 Pag.236 – BMC Vol.11 (Attica, Megaris, Aegira) #67/71 Pag.7 – SNG Copenhagen #31 - Kroll #8 - SNG VIII Hart #774/7 - Headlam #360/1
mdelvalle
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Attica39 viewsAthens,
After 449 BC
AR tetradrachm
20mm, 17.04g
Kroll 8
Samson L2
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Attica - Athens21 viewsAR hemiobol
449-413 BC
O - Helmeted head of Athena right
R - Owl standing right, AΘE
Possibly an eastern imitation
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Attica - Athens25 viewsAR drachm
449-413 BC
O - Helmeted head of Athena right
R - Owl standing right, AΘE
mauseus
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Attica - Athens (400/390-353 BC)41 viewsAR tetradrachm (24mm, 17.12 gm, 9h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; AΘE to right; all within incuse square. Kroll 15. SNG Copenhagen 64.RobertBohn
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Attica Aegina AR Hemidrachm 13mm 2.50 g 25 viewsTortoise of which the structure of the shell is shown divided into thirteen plates.Rev incuse square divided by thin bands into five compartments.Grant H
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Attica Athens AR Tetradrachm 18.5 mm 17.10g 9h typical oblong flan from folding.16 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right with profile eye and pi-style palmette.Owl standing right head facing olive sprig and crescent behind.Grant H
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Attica Athens AR plated Tetradrachm 22mm 15.39 g 9h22 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right,with frontal eye.Rev owl standing right,head facing olive sprig and crescent moon behind,all within incuse square.Grant H
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Attica Athens AR Tetartemorion 1/4 obol circa 350 BC 5mm 0.14 g Svoronos pl.17, 53-5637 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right.Rev crescent and AOE.
Very rare issue.
Grant H
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Attica Athens emergency issue AR plated Drachm circa 454-404 BC 13 mm 3.20g21 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right.Rev owl standing right head facing,olive sprig behind all within incuse square.Grant H
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Attica Athens emergency issue AR plated Obol circa 406-404 BC 0.32 g23 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right.Rev AOE owl standing right.
Unpublished as a fouree,but of Harlan Berk BBS .
NGC VG 3/2 2490353-003
Grant H
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Attica Athens emergency issue circa 406-404 BC 23.88mm 11.622g 9h20 viewsHead of Athena right wearing round earring and pearl necklace,and creasted helmet ornamented with three olive leaves along front edge,palmette on bowl and spiral behind ear.Her hair drawn across forehead in parallel curves.Rev AOE before owl standing right head facing,in erect posture,the tail feathers represented as a single prong,olive sprig and lunar crescent in upper field to left all within incuse square.Grant H
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Attica Athens AR Diobol circa 430-322 BC10 mm 1.15 g 12h28 viewsHead of Athena right of fine style but rough execution,wearing round earring and close fitting crested helmet,the front adorned with three upright olive leaves, and the back with a floral ornament.Rev double bodied owl head facing. Grant H
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Attica Athens AR Hemidrachm circa 454-404 BC 12mm 1.87g 3h18 viewsHead of Athena of fine style eye in profile but rough execution,wearing round earring and close fitting crested helmet,the front adorned with three upright olive leaves and the back a floral ornament.Rev owl facing wings closed AOE on either side an olive branch.Grant H
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Attica Athens AR Hemidrachm circa 454-404 BC 13mm 1.99g 3h17 viewsHead of Athena right of fine style eye in profile but of rough execution wearing round earring and close fitting crested helmet,the front adorned with three upright olive leaves and the back a floraql ornament.Rev owl facing wings closed AOE,on either side an olive branch.Grant H
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Attica Athens AR obol circa 454-404 BC 9mm 0.68g28 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right.Rev owl standing right,head facing,olive sprig behind,all within incuse square.Grant H
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Attica Athens AR Tetartemorion 1/4 obol circa 350 BC 5mm 0.14g 12h Svoronos pl.17 53-56 very rare26 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right.Crescent and AOE.Grant H
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Attica Athens AR Drachm circa 450-430 BC 16mm 4.17g 5h23 viewsHead of Athena right of archaic style,eye in profile wearing round earring and close fitting crested helmet.Rev AOE owl standing right head facing olive sprig as on the tetradrachm,but no crescent moon all in incuse square.Grant H
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Attica Athens AR Drachm circa465-460 BC 4.35g71 viewsHead of Athena right of archaia style,wearing earring and close-fitting crested helmet with single volute ornament behind.Rev AOE Incuse square, within which owl right,behind olive-spray with two leaves and berry. 2 commentsGrant H
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Attica Athens AR Hemiobol circa 450 BC 7mm 0.33g 4h 21 viewsHead of Athena right of archaic style,wearing round earring and close fitting crested helmet as on decadrachm.Rev incuse square within which owl right behind olive leaf with berry AOE.Grant H
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Attica Athens AR Obol circa 450 BC 8.60 mm 0.727g 6h26 viewsHead of Athena right wearing crested helmet ornamented with three olive leaves along front edge palmette on bowl,and spiral behind ear.Rev AOE retrograde before owl standing right head facing olive leaf with berry in upper field to left all within incuse square.
Obols are relatively more numerous in this group than in any previously.It is tempting to connect this odd fact with the introduction by Perikles of state pay for various public activities in terms of obols perday.Starr p.56
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Attica Athens AR Obol circa 450-430 BC 8.5mm 0.64g 3h14 viewsHead of Athena right of archaic style wearing round earring and close fitting crested helmet.Rev AOE owl standing right head facing,behind olive leaves with berry all within incuse square. Grant H
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Attica Athens AR Obol circa 454-404 BC 10 mm 0.65g 11h25 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right.Rv. Owl standing right head facing,olive sprig behind,all within incuse square.Grant H
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Attica Athens AR silver Tetradrachm121 viewsAttica Athens AR silver Tetradrachm - some horn silver on the reverse which could be improved
Size: 22.5mm Weight: 16.69 grams
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right. Countermark on cheek, test cut through helmet
Reverse: AΘE, Owl standing right, head facing, crescent and olive sprig behind, the same countermark on the reverse
Antonivs Protti
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Attica Athens AR Tetardrachm circa 430-322 BC 21mm 17.05 g 1h13 viewsHead of Athena right,eye in profile wearing round earring and close fitting crested helmet.Rev owl standing right with head facing,wings closed behind crescent and olive sprig with two leaves.Grant H
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Attica Athens AR Tetartemorion 1/4 of an obol circa 350 BC 5mm 0.14g 12h28 viewsHead of Athena right of more advanced style the eye seen in true profile she wears crested helmet ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll.Rev AOE above crescent all within incuse square.Grant H
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Attica Athens AR Tetradrachm circa 154-3 BC 35mm 16.13g 12h19 viewsHead of Athena Parthenos right wearing pendent earring and close fitting helmet with triple crest,adorned in front with the foreparts of four or more horses abreast,on the side with a flying Pegasos and on the back with a scroll resembling an aplustre,border of dots.Rev AOE owl right head facing wings closed standing on amphora lying on its side.The whole in olive wreath.Caps of the Dioskouroi to lower right monograms flanking owl.Grant H
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Attica Athens AR Tetradrachm circa 350-294 BC 22mm 17.06g 9h 14 viewsHead of Athena right with profile eye.Rev owl standing right head facing olive sprig and crescent moon behind.Grant H
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Attica Athens AR Tetradrachm circa 353- 294 BC21mm 17.22g 6h16 viewsHead of Athena right with eye in profile,wearing close fitting helmet,and round earring.Rev owl standing right head facing,behind olive sprig and crescent moon.Grant H
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Attica Athens AR Tetradrachm circa 353-294 BC 23mm 17.05g 7h16 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right with profile eye and Pi style palmetle.Rev owl standing right head facing olive sprig and crescent moon behind.Grant H
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Attica Athens AR Tetradrachm circa 430-322 BC 27mm 16.85g 3h17 viewsHead of Athena right of fine style,eye in profile wearing round earring and close fitting crested helmet,the front adorned with three upright olive leaves,and the back with a floral ornament.Rev AOE owl standing right head facing wings closed.Behind crescent moon and olive sprig with two leaves and berry.Grant H
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Attica Athens AR Tetradrachm circa 440-430 BC 27mm16.87g 5h17 viewsHead of Atnena to right wearing disc earring,pearl necklace and a creasted helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a spiral palmette.Rev AOE owl standing to right head facing the viewer,to left olive sprig and crescent moon all within incuse square.
With lots of crest showing
Grant H
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Attica Athens AR Tetradrachm circa 480-450 BC 23mm 16.25g 2h14 viewsHead of Athena right of archaic style weareing round earring,and close fitting crested helmet.Rev owl standing right,wings closed,behind crescent moon and olive spray.All within incuse square.Grant H
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Attica Athens AR Tetradrachm circa 482-480 BC 23mm 16.58g 1h13 viewshead of Athena right in an unwreathed crested helmet,crest support on helmet is ornamented with a line small chevrons and dots.Coarse style with a large eye and thick lips,row of studs on side of helmet,round earring.Rev owl standing right head facing,head and eyes large.AOE right left an olive spray with two leaves and berry,all within an incuse square.Grant H
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Attica Athens AR Tetradrachm circa 510-480 BC 22mm 16.91g 11h17 viewsHead of Athena of very archaic style right,wearing round earring and close fitting crested helmet with simple volute ornament behind.Rev AOE owl right head facing and wings closed,behind olive spray. Grant H
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Attica Athens AR Tetradrachm, SG 2537, Owl28 viewsOBV: Helmeted head of Athena right, in crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor & a spiral palmette on the bowl; eye in profile
REV: AQE, owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig & crescent behind
16.9g, 22mm

Minted at Athens, 350-300 BC
Legatus
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Attica Athens AR Tetradradchm circa 393-294 BC 20mm 17.09g 2h 18 viewsHead of Athena rightof more advanced style the eye seen in true profile,she wears crested helmet ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll.Rev owl standing right, head facing,to right AOE to left olive twig and crescent moon. Grant H
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Attica Athens AR Tritartemorion 3/4 obol circa 393-294 BC 8mm 0.50g 7h16 viewsHead of Athena right of fine style wearing round earring and close fitting crested helmet,the front adorned with three upright olive leaves,and the back with a floral ornament.Rev AOE three creacents,horns inwards.
The playwright Aristophanes tells us coins of tiny size like this one were carried in the mouth when shopping.in one of his plays a young girl greets her father by kissing him on the mouth and extracts coins coins from his inner cheek with her tongue.Aristoph Waps line 609
Grant H
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ATTICA ATHENS CIRCA 165 B.C. NEW STYLE 8 viewsHelmeted head of Athena, r.
Owl standing r. on amphora; I on amphora; winged caduceus in l. field; DI below.AQE / POLU-XARM / NIKOG / QEMIS-TOKLH
Thompson 379d
jaseifert
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Attica Owl15 viewsAttica Owl
Sear 2537

Athens AR Tetradrachm. c350 BC, Head of Athena right in ivy-crested helmet, eye in profile / Owl standing right, head facing, olive twig and crescent behind, AØE before. BMC 144, SNGCop 65.
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Attica Owl80 viewsSear 2537

Athens AR Tetradrachm. c350 BC, Head of Athena right in ivy-crested helmet, eye in profile / Owl standing right, head facing, olive twig and crescent behind, AØE before. BMC 144, SNGCop 65.
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Attica, Aegina AR Stater, SNG Cop 507, Turtle40 viewsOBV: Sea-turtle (T-backed); head in profile
REV: Large square incuse with skew pattern
11,96g, 20mm
Ex CNG
Minted at Aegina, 480-457 BC
2 commentsLegatus
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Attica, AR Tetradrachm.8 viewsAthens 350 B.C. 15.80g - 24.3mm, Axis 3h.

Obv: Head of Athena right in ivy-crested helmet, eye in profile.

Rev: A-Θ-E - Owl standing right, head facing, olive twig and crescent behind, A-Θ-E before. Test cut on the owl and bankers mark in front.

BMC 144, SNG Cop 65; Sear SG 2537.
scarli
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Attica, Athens835 viewsAthens, ca. 449-413 BC. Silver tetradrachm.
Denomination : Silver tetradrachm.
Size : 23.7 x 24.3 mm Weight : 17.20 grams.
Reference : Sear-2526.
Grade : gVF and better centered than usual with a significant part of the crest showing.
Obverse : Head of Athena right.
Reverse : Owl standing right, with an olive sprig and crescent moon over its shoulder, with a AQE to the right.
Ex-Calgary Coin 1150
8 commentsecoli
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ATTICA, Athens398 viewsATTICA, Athens. Circa 168/5-50 BC. AR New Style Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.74 gm). Struck circa 136/5 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / A-QE, owl standing right on amphora; magistrates MI-KI and QEO-FRA; Nike in quadriga right in right field, M on amphora, SW below amphora; all within wreath. Cf. Thompson 315-323 (unlisted dies). EF, lightly toned. Ex -CNG STORE 8951 commentsecoli
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Attica, Athens36 viewsAttica, Athens
130-90 BC

O: Helmeted head of Athena right
R: Two owls standing facing on a thunderbolt, AOE below; all within wreath

Ae; 14mm; 3.43g
arizonarobin
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Attica, Athens26 viewsAttica, Athens
Date: 1st Cent. BC
Size: AE 18mm 5.84g
Obverse: Athens w/Corinthian helmet
Reverse: Zeus w/thunderbolt
Reference: BMC 549-550
John K
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ATTICA, ATHENS22 viewsca. 80 - 40 BC
AE 21.5 mm 6.05 g
O: Helmeted head of Athena Parthenos
R: A-Q[E] Owl standing within wreath
laney
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ATTICA, ATHENS37 views133/132 BC
New Style Tetradrachm, 16.91 g, 30 mm
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right,
Rx: Owl standing on amphora, winged caduceus left, magistrates ΠOΛYXAPM, NIKOΓ, and ΘEMIΣTOKΛH, month [I] on amphora, ME below
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ATTICA, ATHENS103 views133/132 BC
New Style Tetradrachm, 16.91 g, 30 mm
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right,
Rx: Owl standing on amphora, winged caduceus left, magistrates ΠOΛYXAPM, NIKOΓ, and ΘEMIΣTOKΛH, month [I] on amphora, ME below
Thompson-379e-i
(ex HJBerk)
2 commentslaney
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Attica, Athens55 viewsAR Tetradrachm (25mm, 17.09g)
c. 454-404 BCE

O: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet
R: AΘE, Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent left; all within incuse square


SNG München 49; Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597
2 commentsSalaethus
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ATTICA, ATHENS23 viewsca. 454-404 BC
AR Tetradrachm 25 mm max., 17 g
O: Head of Athena right, wearing earring, necklace, and crested decorated Attic helmet
R: Owl standing right, head facing; olive spring and crescent to left; AΘE to right, all within incuse square
laney
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ATTICA, ATHENS26 viewsca. 454-404 BC
AR Tetradrachm 25 mm max., 17 g
O: Head of Athena right, wearing earring, necklace, and crested decorated Attic helmet
R: Owl standing right, head facing; olive spring and crescent to left; AΘE to right, all within incuse square
laney
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Attica, Athens11 viewsAR tetradrachm, 25mm, 17g, 3h; 449-404 BC
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right, archaic eye.
Rev.: A Θ E; Owl right, tail as single prong.
Reference: Cf. SNG Cop. 1621, 17-12-525
1 commentsJohn Anthony
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ATTICA, Athens7 viewsATTICA, Athens. Circa 322/17-307 BC. Æ . Helmeted head of Athena right / Two owls confronted, heads facing; Eleusis ring between; all within olive wreath. Kroll 44; SNG Copenhagen 92. ecoli
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ATTICA, Athens15 viewsATTICA, Athens. Circa 322/17-307 BC. Æ (15mm, 2.26 g, 6h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Two owls standing confronted, heads facing; AΘ between; all within wreath. Kroll 46; HGC 4, 1726. ecoli
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ATTICA, Athens11 viewsATTICA, Athens. Circa 335-322/17 BC. Æ Dichalkon (1.85 g, 1h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Double-bodied owl standing, bodies confronted, head facing; crescent and olive-sprig above. Kroll 43; SNG Copenhagen 72-3.ecoli
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Attica, Athens8 viewsATTICA, Athens. Circa 25-19 BC. Æ (17mm, 7.96 g, 12h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Sphinx seated right, wearing modius; all within olive wreath. Kroll 153; SNG Copenhagen 303; Svoronos pl. 80, 18-21.
ecoli
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Attica, Athens (353 - 294 B.C)44 viewsAR Tetradrachm
O: Helmeted head of Athena right
R: AΘE Owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square.
16.59g
21 mm
Kroll -; HGC 4, 1599

Ex. Numismatik-Naumann, Auction 52, Lot 126
4 commentsMat
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Attica, Athens Silver Tetradrachm, New Style, c. 115/114 B.C.34 viewsAttica, Athens Silver Tetradrachm, New Style, c. 115/114 B.C.
31.4mm, 16.61 grams.
Obv: Head of Athena to right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet decorated with a palmette and gryphon.
Rev: Owl standing three-quarters right, head facing, on amphora, cluster of grapes on vine in right field, Δ on amphora, ΠE below.
Ref: Thompson 633g.
About Extremely Fine.
1 commentsmjabrial
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Attica, Athens Ar "New Style" Tetradrachm146 views(135-134 BC). Mened-, Epigeno-, and Diod(o)-, magistrates.
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev.: Owl standing right, head facing, on amphora; magistrates’ names in fields; to left, Asklepios standing left, holding serpent-entwined scepter; B on amphora, ΓΛ below; all within wreath.
Thompson 348f (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen 240 (same obv. die).
12 commentsMinos
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Attica, Athens Ar Tetradrachm107 views(454-415 BC)
Obv.: Head of Athena right in crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves above visor and spiral palmette on bowl, wearing round earring and bead necklace.
Rev.: Owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent moon behind, AOE before.
Starr, pl. xxii, 6´. SNG Cop. 31ff.
9 commentsMinos
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Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm66 views(454-415 BC)
Obv.: Head of Athena right in crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves above visor and spiral palmette on bowl, wearing round earring and bead necklace.
Rev.: Owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent moon behind, AOE before.
2 commentsMinos
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Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm15 viewsAttica, Athens
AR Tetradrachm
c350 BC
Head of Athena right in ivy-crested helmet, eye in profile / Owl standing right, head facing, olive twig and crescent behind, AØE before.
"Eye in profile" type, struck with rusty reverse die

Discussed and authenticated on FORVM board - Thanks rover1.3 and Joe Sermanini!

Sear 2537, BMC 144, SNGCop 65.
Sosius
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Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm25 viewsAttica, Athens AR Tetradrachm, Circa 460-440 BC
weight = 17.00g, 25 mm
NGC AU* - Strike 5/5 - Surface 5/5 - Die Shift [4163031-001]

Obv: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet ornamented with laurel leaves and vine scroll
Rev: ΑΘΕ, Owl with wings folded standing right, head facing; behind, olive-spray and crescent; all within incuse square

Kroll 8. Dewing 1591-8. SNG Copenhagen 31. Ex. Stacks Coin Galleries sale of November 1992, Lot 108.
1 commentsKevin P
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Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm.69 views Circa 454-404 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; SNG Copenhagen 31. 16.01g, 23mm, well centred.
Ex.Savoca Coins.
3 commentsCanaan
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Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm. Eastern imitation.85 viewsObv. Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev. Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind, AΘE to right; all within incuse square.
17.06g, 22.2mm.
Kroll 15; SNG Copenhagen 64. Bankers marks on both sides.
Ex. London Ancient Coins LAC.
2 commentsCanaan
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Attica, Athens AR Triobol45 views(454-404 BC)
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena.
Rev.: Owl standing facing between olive sprays.
SNG Copenhagen 44.
1 commentsMinos
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Attica, Athens AR Triobol (Clean)30 views(454-404 BC)
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena.
Rev.: Owl standing facing between olive sprays.
SNG Copenhagen 44.
Minos
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Attica, Athens Classical Owl Type Tetradrachm24 viewsTest cut to right of owls headZaph0dd
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Attica, Athens Hemiobol111 viewsATTICA, ATHENS
AR Hemiobol.
454(?)–415 BC.

O: Head of Athena right with frontal eye, in crested Attic helmet adorned with olive leaves above visor / R: AQE, owl standing three-quarters r, olive sprig behind, all in incuse square.

Svoronos pl. 17, 52–56. SNG Cop 59–61, Sear sg2531 VF

4 commentsSosius
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Attica, Athens Tetradrachm21 views Attica, Athens. Ca. 454-404 B.C. AR tetradrachm (23 mm, 15.76 g, 9 h). Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / ΑΘΕ, owl standing right, head facing; above and behind, olive sprig and crescent; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; SNG Copenhagen 31. Two test cuts.
TLP
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Attica, Athens Wappenmunzen34 viewsAttica, Athens
"Wappenmünzen" AR obol
~550-525 B.C.
0.56g

O: Wheel with four spokes

R: Incuse square divided by two diagonals

Sear 1831

EF, rare
1 commentsSosius
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Attica, Athens, Athena and Owl41 viewsAttica, Athens, 449-413 BC, silver tetradrachm, 21 mm, 16.88 g.
O: Head of Athena to right, the eye seen in facing, archaic style, banker's mark on cheek.
R: Owl standing to right, head facing; to right A-theta-E; to left, olive twig and crescent, all within incuse square, two test cuts and crescent banker's mark in field.

This was the first true "silver dollar" of the ancient world, the coins manufactured in Athens circulated wherever the Greeks travelled. Furthermore, similar coins were struck at a number of Eastern mints, and this may be one of them.

Dark toning with beautiful dark blue highlights.
Nemonater
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Attica, Athens, ( 123-122 B.C.), AR-Tetradrachm (New style), Sear , Athena and Owl,113 viewsAttica, Athens, ( 123-122 B.C.), AR-Tetradrachm (New style), Sear , Athena and Owl,
Obv:– Helmeted head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet.
Rev:– A-ΘE across top, magistrates' names MIK-IΩN, EVRVKΛEI, APE/ΣTO/Σ across fields, (), Owl standing facing on amphora, To right, the Dioscouri standing left, one holding patera, both holding staffs. Κ letter on amphora, ΣΦ below..
diameter: 28,5mm, weght: 16,68g , axis: 11h,
mint: Attica, Athens, date:123-122 B.C., ref.:Thompson 488 d/e/f, (Svoronos JAN X, 173; BMC 459; cf Sear 2555-2559 (magistrates).???)
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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Attica, Athens, ( 126-125 B.C.), AR-Tetradrachm (New style), Sear , Athena and Owl,132 viewsAttica, Athens, ( 126-125 B.C.), AR-Tetradrachm (New style), Sear , Athena and Owl,
Obv:– Head of Athena right wearing Attic helmet.
Rev:– A-QE across top, magistrates' names BOY/ΛAP/ME left, EΠI/ΓEN, and ΣΩΣAN/ΔROΣ to right (Boylar, Epigenus and Sosandros), Owl standing right, head facing, on amphora; to left, an eagle standing right on thunderbolt. Amphora letter I and control ME below.
diameter: 29,5mm, weght: 16,41g , axis: 11h,
mint: Attica, Athens, date: 126-125 B.C., ref.:Thompson 453e, ,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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Attica, Athens, (393-300 B.C.), AR-Triobol, SNG Cop. 68, Athena and Owl,80 viewsAttica, Athens, (393-300 B.C.), AR-Triobol, SNG Cop. 68, Athena and Owl,
Obv:– Helmeted head of Athena right
Rev:– Owl standing facing between two olive-sprigs. Large A Θ E.
diameter: 10,5-12mm, weght: 2,00g , axis: 9h,
mint: Attica, Athens, date: 393-300 B.C., ref.:SNG Cop. 68,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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Attica, Athens, (449-413 B.C.), AR-Tetradrachm, Sear 2526, Athena and Owl,298 viewsAttica, Athens, (449-413 B.C.), AR-Tetradrachm, Sear 2526, Athena and Owl,
Obv:– Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll
Rev:– owl standing right, head facing, to right AΘE in large lettering, to left olive sprig and crescent
diameter: 23mm, weght: 17,19g , axis- h,
mint: Attica, Athens, date: 449-413 B.C., ref.:Sear 2526,
Q-001
5 commentsquadrans
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ATTICA, ATHENS, 121-120 BC85 viewsTetradrachm, 29mm, 16.8g
"Three graces" type New Style, Magistrates EURYKLEI, ARIARI and XENOKRA. Control ΔI.

O: Head of Athena wearing triple crested Arthenian helmet ornamented with Pegasos and foreparts of horses
R: Owl stg r facing an upturned amphora, 3 figures adv

SGC-2557
4 commentsAZRobbo
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ATTICA, ATHENS, 125-124 BC61 viewsTetradrachm, 29mm, 16.78g
"Tripod" type New Style, THEODOTOS as 3rd magistrate, "A" Month

O: Head of Athena wearing triple crested Arthenian helmet ornamented with Peasos and foreparts of horses
R: Owl stg r facing an upturned amphora, Tripod in LF, ΜΕ under amphora, 3 Magistrates POLEMON ALKETES THEOLTOS, all surrounded by wreath

Thompson 466a (s.o.d.)

Ex Freeman & Sear
2 commentsAZRobbo
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ATTICA, ATHENS, 420-404 BC88 viewsTetradrachm, 420-404BC, 24mm, 16.9g

O - Helmeted head of Athena right
R - Owl standing right, head facing; AOE in fr., olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square.

SNG Cop 31
1 commentsrobertpe
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ATTICA, ATHENS, 449-413 BC197 viewsTetradrachm, 24mm, 17.14g

O: Head of Athena right, wearing helmet ornamented with vine scroll and laurel leaves.
R: Owl facing standing right, head facing, AΘE to right, olive sprig and crescent to left, all within incuse square.

After 449 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right, in crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor & a spiral palmette on the bowl / AΘE, owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig & crescent behind.

SNG Copenhagen 31. SG.2526

Ex Washington Numismatic Gallery
7 commentsAZRobbo
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ATTICA, ATHENS, 449-413 BC68 viewsTetradrachm , 22mm, 16.85g

O.Head of Athena right, wearing helmet with necklace
R. AΘE, owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig & crescent behind, ; all within incuse square.

Kroll 8; SNG Copenhagen 31

Ex CNG, 262, Lot 95
2 commentsrobertpe
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ATTICA, ATHENS, 449-413 BC49 viewsTetradrachm , 25mm, 16.96g

O.Head of Athena right, wearing helmet with necklace
R. AΘE, owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig & crescent behind, ; all within incuse square.

Kroll 8; SNG Copenhagen 31

Ex CNG - 262, Lot 90
1 commentsrobertpe
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Attica, Athens, 454-413 BC, AR Tetradrachm 47 viewsHead of Athena right, wearing created Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves above visor and floral design on bowl.
Owl facing standing right, head facing, AΘE to right, olive sprig and crescent to left, all within incuse square.

SNG Copenhagen 31; Sear 2526.

(23 mm, 17.04 g, 9h).
Freeman & Sear.
3 commentsn.igma
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Attica, Athens, 454-413 BC, AR Tetradrachm34 viewsHead of Athena right, wearing created Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves above visor and floral design on bowl.
Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig & crescent behind, AΘE to right, all within incuse square.

Svoronos pl. 13, 20.

(24 mm, 17.07 g, 7h).
Harlan J. Berk Buy or Bid Sale 184, 7 May 2013, 63; ex-Freeman & Sear 2008
1 commentsn.igma
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ATTICA, ATHENS, AR Trihemiobol, weight 1,02 g, diameter 11 mm, after 449 BC96 viewsATTICA, ATHENS, AR Trihemiobol, weight 1,02 g, diameter 11 mm, after 449. BCSNGCop 50
Obs:Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev: Owl standing facing, wings spread; olive sprig above.
Beautifuly centered and struck to high relief and good metal. A splendid example of the ancient work of art. The design of this Trihemiobol is ultimately derived from the famous Athenian Dekadrachm. The dekadrachms (and this coin too) stand apart from the Athenian coinage. (the transformation of the revers type from an owl in profile to one facing the viewer)


Antonio Protti
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ATTICA, ATHENS, AR Trihemiobol, weight 1,02 g, diameter 11 mm, after 449 BC178 viewsATTICA, ATHENS, AR Trihemiobol, weight 1,02 g, diameter 11 mm, after 449. BCSNGCop 50

Obs:Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev: Owl standing facing, wings spread; olive sprig above.

The design of this Trihemiobol is ultimately derived from the famous Athenian Dekadrachm. The dekadrachms (and this coin too) stand apart from the Athenian coinage. (the transformation of the revers type from an owl in profile to one facing the viewer)

4 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Attica, Athens, Athena, AΘE, Tritetartemorion 15 viewsAttica. Athens
Tritetartemorion (454-404 BC)
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev: A Θ Ε within three crescents
Ag, 6mm, 0.48g
Ref.: Kroll 21b, SNG Copenhagen 57
shanxi
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Attica, Athens, Athena, Bukranion11 viewsAttica. Athens
Æ22, AD 260-268
Time of Gallienus
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right
Rev.: AΘHNAIΩN, Facing bucranion with fillets hanging from horns.
Æ 21.5mm, 5.16g
Ref.: Kroll 401, SNG Copenhagen 376
shanxi
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Attica, Athens, Athena, Double bodied owl5 viewsAttica. Athens
AE 14
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev: AΘE, Double bodied owl standing facing; in each upper corner olive spray; Eleusis ring below
AE, 1.58g, 14.5mm
Ref.: Kroll 43
shanxi
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Attica, Athens, Athena, Owl, Hemiobol24 viewsAttica. Athens
Hemiobol (after 449)
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev: A Θ Ε, Owl standing right, olive spring.
Ag, 0.33g, 7mm
Ref.: Kroll 14, SNG Copenhagen 59
Ex E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection

photographic image (top) and electron microscopic image (bottom)

1 commentsshanxi
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Attica, Athens, Athena, Owl, New Style Tetradrachm10 viewsAttica. Athens
New Style Tetradrachm
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev: Owl standing right on amphora, Dioscuri left, holding sceptre and patera, A - ΘE flanking owl's head, MIKIΩN EYPYKΛEI ΣΩKRATHΣ magistrates, ME below amphora, E on amphora. All within wreath
AR, 16.22g,29mm
Ref.: Thompson 483 a,b
Ex Pegasi Numismatics, 1999
shanxi
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Attica, Athens, Athena, Owl, New Style Tetradrachm18 viewsAttica. Athens
New Style Tetradrachm
Obv: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet
Rev: Owl standing right on amphora, no symbol, A - ΘE flanking owl's head, ΔIOTIMOΣ MAΓAΣ XAPINAYTHΣ magistrates, ΣΦ below amphora, Γ on amphora. All within wreath
AR, 16.47g, 28mm
Ref.: Thompson 656 a,b
Ex Sothebys London, June 2000
1 commentsshanxi
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Attica, Athens, Athena, Owl, Obol13 viewsAttica. Athens
Obol (454-404 BC)
Obv: Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with olive wreath.
Rev: AΘΕ, Owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent behind.
Ag, 0.63g, 9.3mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 53-6, SNG München 49.
Ex Numismatik Naumann, Auction 80, Lot 871 (part of)
1 commentsshanxi
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Attica, Athens, Athena, Owl, Tetradrachm36 viewsAttica. Athens
Silver tetradrachm, ca. 454-404 BC
Av: Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye.
Rv: AΘE. Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square.
AR, 17.16g, 23mm
Ref.: Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597.
2 commentsshanxi
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Attica, Athens, Athena, Owl, Tetradrachm15 viewsAttica. Athens
Silver tetradrachm, ca. 454-404 BC
Av: Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye.
Rv: AΘE. Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square.
AR, 17.15g, 23.1mm
Ref.: Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597.
shanxi
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Attica, Athens, Athena, Owl, Transitional Pi-Style Tetradrachm17 viewsAttica. Athens
Silver tetradrachm, Ca. 353-297 BC
Transitional Pi-Style
Av: Head of Athena right with profile eye in crested Attic helmet ornamented with three olive leaves above visor
Rv: ΑΘΕ, owl of later style standing three-quarters right, olive sprig and crescent moon behind
AR, 17.01g, 23mm
Ex Pegasi Numismatics, 1999
1 commentsshanxi
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Attica, Athens, Athena, Owl, Triobol45 viewsAttica. Athens
Triobol (454-404 BC)
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev: A - Θ - Ε, Owl standing facing between olive sprays.
Ag, 2.0g, 11mm
Ref.: Kroll 12.
Ex Pecunem Gitbud&Naumann auction 29
1 commentsshanxi
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Attica, Athens, ca. 125-175 AD, Æ 1916 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right.
AΘHNA-IΩN Theseus advancing left wielding club, chlamys in left hand.

Kroll, Agora, 209a (same dies); Sv-pl 96, 20 (same dies).

(19 mm, 4.79 g, 6h).
Harlan J. Berk Buy or Bid Sale 160, 13 August 2008, 358
n.igma
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Attica, Athens, ca. 264-267 AD, Æ 2115 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right.
AΘHN-AIΩN Athena standing left holding Nike, shield and spear.

Kroll, Agora, 284; Sv-pl 82, 5ff; SNG Copenhagen 384.

(21 mm, 4.98 g, 6h).
Harlan J. Berk Buy or Bid Sale 160, 13 August 2008, 355.
n.igma
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Attica, Athens, Kroll 9462 viewsAttica, Athens, 99-98 B.C. AE, 4.79g 17mm, Kroll 94
O: Helmeted head of Athena right
R: A Θ E, Zeus advancing right, hurling thunderbolt. Dioscuri caps surmounted by stars l., and r.
1 commentscasata137ec
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Attica, Athens, SNG Copenhagen 31194 viewsThe famous Attic owl, 449-413 BC
AR - tetradrachm (classic style), 17.1g, 24.2mm
obv. Archaic head of Athena r., with almond shaped eye, wearing crested helmet
ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll, wire necklace, round
earring.
rev. AQE right
owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, prong tail, to left olive twig
and crescent, all within incuse square
SNG Copenhagen 13; Sydenham 2526
nice VF, good metall (Thanks to Salem!)
7 commentsJochen
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Attica, Athens, Thompson 715b168 viewsAttica, Athens, 110/109 BC
AR - tetradrachm ('New Style'), 16.64g, 33mm
struck under magistrates Zoilos, Euandros and Lysippos
obv. Head of Athena Parthenos, wearing crested Attic helmet, decorated with gryphion, r.
rev. Owl, stg. r. on amphora reclined r.
in l. and r. field A - QE
beneath ZOI - LOS / EYA / NDRO / LYSI / PP
in r. feld grain, beneath a bee
Amphora inscribed with Gamma (number of month)
beneath SF
All within olive wreath
ref. Thompson 715b
EF, slightly toned

A must for every collector. I have waited a long time for this coin. A wonderful portrait!
9 commentsJochen
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Attica, Athens, Triptolemos, Piglet 9 viewsAttica. Athens
Circa 322/17-307 BC
Eleusinian festival coinage
Obv.: Triptolemos, holding grain ears, seated left in winged chariot drawn by two snakes
Rev.: AΘE, Piglet standing right on mystic staff, Plemochoe in exergue
Æ 15.5mm, 3.31g
Ref.: Kroll 40; SNG Copenhagen 419
shanxi
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Attica, Athens.46 viewsSear 2526, SNG Copenhagen 31.

AR Tetradrachm (24 mm.), struck 454 to 393 B.C.

Obv: Head of Athena right wearing helmet Athena's helmet decorated with floral scroll and three olive leaves.

Rev: AΘE to left, owl standing right, olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse.
1 commentsStkp
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Attica, Athens. 16 viewsAttica, Athens. 134-133 BC. New style AR Tetradrachm (16.73 gm). Head of Athena parthenos r., wearing crested Attic helmet. / Owl r., standing on prostrate amphora, A-OE above. Magistrates Timarchos, Nikago(ras), and Sosig- TIM-APXO[Y] / NIKAΓO / ΣΩΣIΓ to r.; anchor and star to l., [Δ] on amphora, ME beneath. VF. HGC 4 #1602 (C); Thompson 363 f&g; Svoronos, Monnaies, pl. 50, 5; HGC 4 #1602. cf SNG ANS 719.
Christian T
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Attica, Athens.13 viewsAttica, Athens. 449-413 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.17 gm). Head of Athena r., wearing crested Attic helmet decorated w/ 3 olive leaves over visor & spiral palmette on bowl / Owl standing r., head facing; crescent moon and olive sprig behind. nEF. CNG 46 #281. SNG Cop 32; HGC 4 #1597(C); Flament 2007 Gp II. Christian T
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Attica, Athens.13 viewsAttica, Athens. 449-413 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.99 gm). Head of Athena r., wearing crested Attic helmet decorated w/ olive leaves, bankers marks on cheek. / Owl standing r., head facing; crescent moon and olive sprig behind. VF. HGC 4 #1597 (C) SNG Cop 31ff; Kroll 8; Flament 2007 Gp II.Christian T
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Attica, Athens. (Circa 454-404 BC)42 viewsAR Tetradrachm

24mm, 16.57g

Obv: Head of Athena right, wearing earring, necklace with pendants, and crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl

Rev: Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square.

Test cuts on both sides.

Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597
2 commentsNathan P
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Attica, Athens. (Circa 454-449 BC)28 viewsAR Tetradrachm

25 mm, 17.20 g

This is a transitional Owl tetradrachm that bridges the early classical owls (minted from 478-454) with the subsequent mass classical (standardized) coinage, which really got going in the early 440s BC to finance Pericles' building projects like the Parthenon and then later the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC) vs. Sparta. The 454 date is critical in that it was the year that Athens moved the treasury of the Delian league (confederation of Greek states led by Athens to defend against the Persian threat) from Delos to Athens.

This coin shares many attributes of Starr V early classical coinage (465-454 BC). On the obverse, the olive leaves on Athena's helmet connect to her diadem with small stems (which disappear in the mass coinage). In addition, the palmette leaves on Athena's helmet are smaller, less decorative, and more realistic. Finally, Athena is smiling (she starts to frown as the war with Sparta goes badly) and is more beautifully depicted than in the more hastily produced mass coinage.

On the reverse, like with the Starr V coins, the incuse is quite noticeable and the AOE (short for AOENAION, or "Of the Athenians") is written in smaller letters (they are much bigger in the mass coinage). Also, the owl is stouter, has smaller eyes, and his head is at an angle rather than parallel to the ground like all later issues.

The only difference between the Starr V owls and this example is in the owl's tail - in Starr V it ends with three small feathers. On this coin and all subsequent coinage the owl's tail ends in a single prong. Given all the other similarities to Starr V it is likely this coin was minted soon after the Treasury's move from Delos to Athens - perhaps 454/453.
2 commentsNathan P
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Attica, Athens. (Circa 475-465 BC)17 viewsAR Tetradrachm

24 mm, 17.19 g

Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right

Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig to left; all within incuse square.

Starr Group IV, HGC 4, 1595. Test cut on reverse.

Chester Starr arranged Athens' coinage from ca. 480 until the mid 5th century into five groups, and his chronology is still widely accepted today (although the dating of the final groups is now considered too late). The style of the "transitional" Athenian tetradrachms from the late 470s through the early 450s B.C. – Starr's groups II through V – is considered the high mark of Athenian coinage. By the time of Starr's Group IV, production of tetradrachms had steadily increased and the uptick in the number of required dies (and engravers) necessitated a greater standardization of style. On the obverse, the head of Athena changes little from Starr's Group III – the goddess has a bold profile and retains her "archaic smile"; the hair on her forehead is arranged in two waves, with a small bend above the eye; and on her helmet, her leaves float above the visor (sometimes referred to as a "laurel wreath," these leaves were first introduced after the victory over the Persians in 480/79 BC). One difference from Group III is the helmet's palmette, which goes from pointing to the adjacent olive leaf to more parallel. On the reverse, the back leg of the Group IV's owl often stretches further back and the tail feather no longer touches the rear claw.
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ATTICA, Athens. 449-413 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.24 gm; 22 mm)30 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind. SNG Cop. 31; Starr pl. XXII, 7. Nicely struck on a compact flan. Elegant style with a full crest. Shallow marks on Athena's cheek. Choice Extremely Fine. Not from the recent hoards. Nice old-cabinet toning. 4 commentsMark R1
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Attica, Athens. 87/86 BC13 viewsAttica, Athens. 87/86 BC. AE 18 to 19mm. Weight 6.96g. Head of Athena, wearing Corinthian helmet / Zeus standing, hurling thunderbolt; star between crescents to right. Svoronos pl. 81, 47. Kroll 97 ddwau
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Attica, Athens. 87/86 BC. AE18.23 viewsObv: Head of Athena, wearing Corinthian helmet.
Rev: Zeus standing, hurling thunderbolt; star between crescents to right.
18mm., 8.7 gm.
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ATTICA, Athens. AR Tetradrachm95 viewsCirca 454-404 B.C. 17.15 grams. Obverse: archaizing head of Athena right. Reverse: owl standing right, olive sprig left upper corner with crescent moon below, ethnic to right field, all within incuse square. Kroll 8. HGC 4, 1597. SNG Copenhagen 31. SNG Munchen 49. Dewing 1591-7. Gulbenkian 519-21. Kraay & Hirmer 362. Choice EF, well centered, high relief (as usual).
Ex CNG
The quintessential "Old Style" or "Classical Style" silver tetradrachm representative coin of Classical Athens called "glaukes" or owls. Silver probably came from the mines of Laurion or from member city states of the Delian League. Countless articles and exhaustive studies had been made regarding the enormous output of these coins during its remarkable existence. One of the early trade coins of the ancient world and undeniably well travelled from the Pillars of Hercules to ancient India, hence its ubiquitous nature. What more could be said of it?
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ATTICA, Athens. c. 165-42 BC. 14 viewsAR Tetradrachm (29mm, 16.7 g, 12h).
New Style coinage. Polemon, Alketes and Aris, magistrates.
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev.: A - ΘE / ΠΟΛΕ - ΜΩΝ / ΑΛΚΗ – ΤΗΣ / APIΣ; Owl standing right on amphora; to tripod to left, Θ on amphora, ΣΦ below.
Reference:Thompson 469a / 17-61-550
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ATTICA, Athens. Circa 142/141 BC143 viewsATTICA, Athens. Circa 142/141 BC. AR New Style Tetradrachm (32mm, 16.46 g, 12h) . Thompson 209b (same rev. die)
Helmeted head of Athena right / A-QE, owl standing right on amphora; Macedonian helmet surmounted by a star to right, G on amphora, EM to left, magistrates DH/MH & IE/RW; all within wreath.
Ex CNG ; Ex Wayne C. Phillips
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ATTICA, Athens. Circa 165-42 BC 12 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 27mm, 16.6g, 12h, New Style. Socrates, Dionysodoros, and Zoilos, magistrates. Struck 116/5 BC.
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev.: A-ΘE / ΣOKΡ / ATHΣ / ΔIONΥ / ΣOΔΩ / MOY / ΣΩI; Owl standing right, head facing, on amphora; in right field, facing cult statue of Apollo Delios, holding Three Graces and bow; B on amphora, ΣO below.
Reference: Thompson 616a / 17-47-601
1 commentsJohn Anthony
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ATTICA, Athens. Circa 350-294 BC. AR Tetradrachm , UNCLEANED.42 viewsATTICA, Athens. Circa 350-294 BC. AR Tetradrachm , UNCLEANED.
23MM , 16.90 GM _13500 sold
Antonivs Protti
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Attica, Athens. Circa 449-404 B.C. AR Tetradrachm27 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive spray and crescent behind; all within incuse square.
Maximum Diameter: 27.9 mm
Weight: 16.21 g

Six test cuts.
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Attica, Athens. Circa 449-404 B.C. AR Tetradrachm, Sear 2526, SNG Cop 3121 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right, in crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl / AΘE, owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind.
Maximum Diameter:
Weight: 17.14 g

Two test cuts.
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ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC10 viewsAR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.00 g, 8h). Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. VF, toned, bankers’ marks, graffiti.Christopher B2
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ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC16 viewsAR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.00 g, 8h). Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. VF, toned, bankers’ marks, graffiti.1 commentsChristopher B2
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ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm36 views(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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Attica, Athens. Tetradrachm.88 viewsAttica, Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 16.95 g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet / Owl standing right, head facing; olive spray and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; SNG Copenhagen 31. VF, lightly porous, scratches on obverse, reverse test cut.2 commentsCANTANATRIX
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Attica, Eleusis, ca. 322/17-307 BC, Æ 15 50 viewsTriptolemos holding ears of wheat, in winged chariot drawn left by two serpents.
Pig standing right on a long torch (bacchos) within wreath of wheat ears; legend EΛEY (illegible) below.

BMC Attica p. 113, 10; Svoronos pl. 103.26-28; SNG Copenhagen 421-423; Kroll, Agora, 49.

(15 mm, 2.22 g, 8h).
Harlan J. Berk Buy or Bid Sale 159, 3 June 2008, 480; ex- John Twente Animal Collection.
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Attica. Athens58 viewsAttica. Athens circa 454-404 BC.
Drachm AR

13mm., 4,13g.

Head of Athena with profile eye to right, wearing disc earring, pearl necklace and a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a pi-style palmette /
ΑΘΕ, owl standing to right, head facing the viewer, olive sprig with berry in upper left field, all within incuse square.

very fine

Kroll 10; HGC 4, 1631.
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ATTICA. Athens. Circa 430s -420s BC. AR Tetradrachm.7 viewsObv: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves and palmette.

Rev: ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; to left, olive sprig and crescent; all within incuse square.
Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597.
F, test cuts.
26mm // 16,65g.
Canaan
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ATTICA. Athens. Ca. 2nd-1st centuries BC. AR tetradrachm9 viewsATTICA. Athens. Ca. 2nd-1st centuries BC. AR tetradrachm (34mm, 16.94 gm, 12h). NGC XF 4/5 - 3/5, brushed, die shift. New Style coinage, ca. 148/7 BC, Ammo(nius) and Dio-, magistrates. Head of Athena right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet decorated with a vine scroll, Pegasus above solid upturned cheek flap / A-ΘE / AM/MΩ / ΔIO, owl standing facing on overturned amphora; kerchnos in left field, A below, all within wreath. Thompson 101a. 3 commentsMark R1
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Attica: Athens Tetradrachm112 viewsArchaic head of Athena r., with almond shaped eye, wearing crested helmet
ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll, wire necklace, round
earring.

ΑΘΕ right
owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, prong tail, to left olive twig
and crescent, all within incuse square

16.8g

SNG Copenhagen 13; Sydenham 2526
ex-Time Machine Vcoins
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ÁTICA - ATENAS99 viewsEmisión realizada en el siglo de Aristóteles.
AR Tetradracma 20 mm 17.1 gr.

Anv: Cabeza de Atenas vistiendo Casco coronado, crestado y ornamentado con tres hojas de oliva y detalles florales.
Rev: "A Θ E" – Búho parado a derecha, su cabeza viendo al frente. Un ramo de olivo y medialuna detrás.
El viejo formato almendrado del ojo de Atenas en los tetradracmas anteriores al 393 A.C., cambia a un ojo mas real de perfil. Esta es una muy extensa serie, donde la gran mayoría fue acuñada muy descuidadamente en cospeles irregulares y de gran espesor.

Acuñación: 393 - 300 A.C.
Ceca: Atenas - Ática

Referencias: Sear GCTV Vol.I #2537 Pag.237 – BMC Vol.11 (Attica, Megaris, Aegira) #132/44 – SNG Copenhagen #63/4 - SNG München #91 - SNG Lockett #1873 - SNG Delepierre #1469 - Dewing #1635 - SNG VIII Hart #786
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Æ 10. Frontal owl10 viewsAttica, Athens Æ10. 406-393 B.C. 1,15 g,. Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing: E A Q. Babelon, Traité, Pl. CXCII 6, III 95; Cf SNG München, Attika 67-73.Podiceps
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Æ 11, Double-bodied owl15 viewsAttica, Athens, c. early or mid-330's-322/317 BC, 1.81g. Obv: Head of Athena r.; Rx: Double-bodied owl, beneath Eleusis ring. BMC-222..;The Athenian Agora-43; Svoronos-35-42, pl. 22. AE 11. Ex D. Lepczyk Auction; Ex John Twente Collection; Ex H.J.BerkPodiceps
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Æ 12, owl standing right, head facing15 viewsAthens, Greece, c. 120 - 140 A.D. Bronze AE 12, BMC Attica p. 101, 730, F, Athens mint, 2.543g, 15.6mm, 180o, obverse helmeted bust of Athena right; reverse “ΑΘΗ”, owl standing right, head facing, olive spray behind. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Æ 13; Head of Athena r./ Double-bodied owl, kalathos23 viewsAttica Athens, 3rd Century B.C. AE 12.89mm, 1.77g; Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right. Reverse: Two confronting owls, heads overlapping at center, kalathos in exergue. SNG 92, BMC pl. VI / 6. Podiceps
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Æ 14, Diobol; Double-bodied owl, kalathos in ex14 viewsAthens, Attica, Greece, 350 - 262 B.C. Bronze diobol, SGCV I 2563; BMC Attica p. 21, 220 ff., F, 3.442g, 14.3mm, 180o, obverse helmeted head of Athena right; reverse “AQE”, double-bodied owl, head facing, olive sprays above, kalathos (basket) in ex. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Æ 14; Head of Athena r./ Two owls20 viewsAthens, Attica, AE 14mm, 2.7g Ca. 3rd c. B,C. Head of Athena right in crested Attic helmet / Two owls standing towards one another left and right, heads turned facing, within wreath. ΑΘΕ in exergue. Kroll 46; SNG Copenhagen 89. Podiceps
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BOEOTIA, Thebes171 viewsIn the late 6th century BC the Thebans were brought for the first time into hostile contact with the Athenians, who helped the small village of Plataea to maintain its independence against them, and in 506 repelled an inroad into Attica. The aversion to Athens best serves to explain the unpatriotic attitude which Thebes displayed during the Persian invasion of Greece (480–479 BC). Though a contingent of 700 was sent to Thermopylae and remained there with Leonidas until just before the last stand when they surrendered to the Persians[1], the governing aristocracy soon after joined King Xerxes I of Persia with great readiness and fought zealously on his behalf at the battle of Plataea in 479 BC. The victorious Greeks subsequently punished Thebes by depriving it of the presidency of the Boeotian League, and an attempt by the Spartans to expel it from the Delphic amphictyony was only frustrated by the intercession of Athens.

In 457 Sparta, needing a counterpoise against Athens in central Greece, reversed her policy and reinstated Thebes as the dominant power in Boeotia. The great citadel of Cadmea served this purpose well by holding out as a base of resistance when the Athenians overran and occupied the rest of the country (457–447). In the Peloponnesian War the Thebans, embittered by the support which Athens gave to the smaller Boeotian towns, and especially to Plataea, which they vainly attempted to reduce in 431, were firm allies of Sparta, which in turn helped them to besiege Plataea and allowed them to destroy the town after its capture in 427 BC. In 424 at the head of the Boeotian levy they inflicted a severe defeat upon an invading force of Athenians at the Battle of Delium, and for the first time displayed the effects of that firm military organization which eventually raised them to predominant power in Greece.

After the downfall of Athens at the end of the Peloponnesian War the Thebans, finding that Sparta intended to protect the states which they desired to annex, broke off the alliance. In 404 they had urged the complete destruction of Athens, yet in 403 they secretly supported the restoration of its democracy in order to find in it a counterpoise against Sparta. A few years later, influenced perhaps in part by Persian gold, they formed the nucleus of the league against Sparta. At the battles of Haliartus (395) and Coronea (394) they again proved their rising military capacity by standing their ground against the Spartans. The result of the war was especially disastrous to Thebes, as the general settlement of 387 stipulated the complete autonomy of all Greek towns and so withdrew the other Boeotians from its political control. Its power was further curtailed in 382, when a Spartan force occupied the citadel by a treacherous coup-de-main. Three years later the Spartan garrison was expelled, and a democratic constitution definitely set up in place of the traditional oligarchy. In the consequent wars with Sparta the Theban army, trained and led by Epaminondas and Pelopidas, proved itself the best in Greece. Some years of desultory fighting, in which Thebes established its control over all Boeotia, culminated in 371 in a remarkable victory over the pick of the Spartans at Leuctra. The winners were hailed throughout Greece as champions of the oppressed. They carried their arms into Peloponnesus and at the head of a large coalition permanently crippled the power of Sparta. Similar expeditions were sent to Thessaly and Macedon to regulate the affairs of those regions.

However the predominance of Thebes was short-lived; the states which she protected refused to subject themselves permanently to her control, and the renewed rivalry of Athens, which had joined with Thebes in 395 in a common fear of Sparta, but since 387 had endeavoured to maintain the balance of power against her ally, prevented the formation of a Theban empire. With the death of Epaminondas at Mantinea in 362 the city sank again to the position of a secondary power. In a war with the neighbouring state of Phocis (356–346) it could not even maintain its predominance in central Greece, and by inviting Philip II of Macedon to crush the Phocians it extended that monarch's power within dangerous proximity to its frontiers. A revulsion of feeling was completed in 338 by the orator Demosthenes, who persuaded Thebes to join Athens in a final attempt to bar Philip's advance upon Attica. The Theban contingent lost the decisive battle of Chaeronea and along with it every hope of reassuming control over Greece. Philip was content to deprive Thebes of her dominion over Boeotia; but an unsuccessful revolt in 335 against his son Alexander was punished by Macedon and other Greek states by the severe sacking of the city, except, according to tradition, the house of the poet Pindar.

BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 395-338 BC. AR Stater (21mm, 11.98 gm). Boeotian shield / Amphora; magistrate AM-FI. Hepworth, "The 4th Century BC Magistrate Coinage of the Boiotian Confederacy," in Nomismatika Xronika (1998), 2; BMC Central Greece -. Fine.

Ex-Cng eAuction 105, Lot: 34 225/200

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Bull Wrestling Drachm90 viewsThessaly Greece, the City of Larissa

Obv: The hero Thessalos1 to r. naked, except for chlamys around his shoulders and petasos, flying in the air, attached to his neck by a cord, holding with both hands a band that is around the forehead of a bull leaping r. All within a border of dots (not here visible).
Rev: ΛΑΡΙ above, Σ to the r. (not here visible), ΙΑ below (not here visible), bridled horse with trailing rein prancing r., no ground line. All within incuse square.
Denomination: Silver Drachm; Mint: Larissa; Date: c. 420 - 400 BC2; Weight: 6.06g; Diameter: 18mm: Die axis: 270º; References, for example: HGC 4, 423 (same obv.); Lorber 2008, pl. 43, 59 (same dies); BCD Thessaly II 372.7 (same dies).

Notes:
1Considered the ancestor of all Thessalians. The figure is also sometimes considered to be Jason (of Jason and the Argonauts), who according to one tradition was the father of Thessalos (HGC 4, p. 132).
2This is the date given in HGC 4. According to Lorber 2008 this coin should be placed in the revived bull wrestling drachm coinage, beginning c. 450 - 440 BC.

This type is related to the Thessalian sport of bull wrestling (taurokathapsia) “...regularly showcased at the Taureia games honoring Poseidon Taureios.” (HGC 4, p. 132).

Provenance: from the BCD collection, reportedly found 8 kms west of Pharsalus, May 1997.

Photo credits: Shanna Schmidt Numismatics

Sources

BCD Thessaly II: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. The BCD Collection of the Coinage of Thessaly. Triton XV Auction. (3 January 2012, New York).
HGC: Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece: Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Malis, Oita, Perrhaibia, Thessaly, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia, Sixth to First Centuries BC, The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Vol. 4. Lancaster/London: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc, 2014.
Lorber, Catharine C. “Thessalian Hoards and the Coinage of Larissa” in American Journal of Numismatics, second series 20 (2008): 119 - 142.
7 commentsTracy Aiello
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Countermark on Athens Owl283 viewsAttica-Athens
Silver tetradrachm
449-414 B.C.
17g, 24mm, 45o
Interesting Countermark on reverse
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EB0037 Athena / Owl6 viewsAttica, Athens. After 393 BC. AR Triobol.
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Reverse: Owl standing facing between two olive-sprigs.
References: Cf. SNG Cop 68.
Diameter: 12.5mm, Weight: 2.016g.
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EB0041 Athena / Owl22 viewsATTICA, Athens. AR Tetradrachm, ca 153-133 BC.
Obverse: Head of Athena right, wearing single-pendant earring and triple crested Attic helmet decorated with Pegasos and floral pattern.
Reverse: A-ΘE HΛI-EΠI OΔR-ΓENH ΣΩΣAN ΔPOΣ in five lines across fields, Owl standing right, head facing, on amphora, eagle on thunderbolt in left field, Λ on amphora.
References: -.
Diameter: 29mm, Weight: 16.535g.
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Facing Head of Larissa37 viewsThessaly Greece, the City of Larissa
Obv: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly l., round curl to the l. of the head, wearing ampyx flanked by two hornlike locks, a pendant earring, and a simple necklace.
Rev: Horse crouching r., l. foreleg raised and bent (almost parallel with belly/ground), preparing to roll. ΛAPIΣ above horse and AIΩN in the exergue.
Denomination: Silver Drachm; Mint: Larissa; Date: c. 356 - 342 BC1; Weight: 5.920g; Diameter: 19.2mm; Die axis: 135º; References, for example: Lorber Hoard, pl. 3, 27 (same dies); BCD Thessaly I 11582; BCD Thessaly II 316; HGC 4 4543.

Notes:
1This is the date range stated in BCD Thessaly I. This coin appears to fall within Lorber’s Phase Late II or Phase Late III. See Lorber Hoard and Lorber 2008.
2The coin referenced in this auction catalogue is actually a silver stater, but in discussing the coin the catalogue states that the earliest Larissian staters “...bear the normal types of a drachm….”
3The picture of the coin in this reference does not show the foreleg raised and bent, but the entry does reference BCD Thessaly II, lots 312 - 320, which matches one of the references here.
The city of Larissa was named after the local water nymph, said to be the daughter of Pelasgos. He was said to be the ancestor of the pre-Greek Pelasgians. According to myth Larissa drowned while playing ball on the banks of the Peneios river. (HGC p. 130).

Provenance: from the BCD collection, with his tag noting "Thz. G/ni ex Thess., Apr. 94, SFr. 100.-"

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins

Sources

BCD Thessaly I: Nomos AG, Auction 4. Coins of Thessaly, the BCD Collection. (10 May 2011, Zurich).
BCD Thessaly II: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. The BCD Collection of the Coinage of Thessaly. Triton XV Auction. (3 January 2012, New York).
HGC: Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece: Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Malis, Oita, Perrhaibia, Thessaly, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia, Sixth to First Centuries BC, The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Vol. 4. Lancaster/London: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc, 2014.
Lorber Hoard: Lorber, Catharine C. “A Hoard of Facing Head Larissa Drachms” in Schweizerische Numismatische Rundschau, vol. 79 (2000): 7 - 15.
Lorber, Catharine C. “Thessalian Hoards and the Coinage of Larissa” in American Journal of Numismatics, second series 20 (2008): 119 - 142.
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Facing Head of Larissa52 viewsThessaly Greece, the City of Larissa
Obv: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly l., round curl to the l. of he head, wearing ampyx flanked by two hornlike locks, a pendant earring represented by three pellets in a vertical line, and a simple necklace.
Rev: Horse crouching r., l. foreleg raised and bent (almost parallel with belly/ground), preparing to roll, small plant (control mark) below. ΛAPIΣ above horse and AIΩN in the exergue.
Denomination: Silver Drachm; Mint: Larissa; Date: c. 356 - 342 BC1; Weight: 5.869g; Diameter: 18.3mm; Die axis: 0 º; References, for example: BMC Thessaly p. 30, 61; BCD Thessaly I 1156; BCD Thessaly II 323 var. [same obv. die, but no trident (control mark) below the horse pointing to the left].

Notes:
1This is the date range stated in BCD Thessaly I. This coin appears to fall within Lorber’s Phase Late II or Phase Late III. See Lorber Hoard and Lorber 2008.
The city of Larissa was named after the local water nymph, said to be the daughter of Pelasgos. He was said to be the ancestor of the pre-Greek Pelasgians. According to myth Larissa drowned while playing ball on the banks of the Peneios river. (HGC p. 130).

Provenance: from the David Cannon Collection, ex Beast Coins.

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins

Sources

BCD Thessaly I: Nomos AG, Auction 4. Coins of Thessaly, the BCD Collection. (10 May 2011, Zurich).
BCD Thessaly II: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. The BCD Collection of the Coinage of Thessaly. Triton XV Auction. (3 January 2012, New York).
BMC Thessaly: Gardner, Percy. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Thessaly to Aetolia. London, 1883.
HGC: Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece: Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Malis, Oita, Perrhaibia, Thessaly, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia, Sixth to First Centuries BC, The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Vol. 4. Lancaster/London: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc, 2014.
Lorber Hoard: Lorber, Catharine C. “A Hoard of Facing Head Larissa Drachms” in Schweizerische Numismatische Rundschau, vol. 79 (2000): 7 - 15.
Lorber, Catharine C. “Thessalian Hoards and the Coinage of Larissa” in American Journal of Numismatics, second series 20 (2008): 119 - 142.

3 commentsTracy Aiello
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Facing Head of Larissa47 viewsThessaly Greece, the City of Larissa

Obv: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly r., wearing ampyx, pendant earring, and wire necklace. Border of dots.
Rev: reverse horse crouching l., l. foreleg raised, preparing to roll and lie down. ΛAPI above horse and ΣAIΩN in the exergue.
Denomination: Silver Drachm; Mint: Larissa; Date: c. 380 - 365 BC1; Weight: 5.812g; Diameter: 20.8mm; Die axis: 90º; References, for example: BCD Thessaly I 1149; BCD Thessaly II 283; McClean 4623; HGC 4 441; Lorber - Shahar, Middle Series 1 Type A (O1/R42

Notes:
1This is the date range stated in BCD Thessaly I.
2Unfortunately this website no longer functions and it will not be brought back up (Catharine Lorber, personal communication, September 7, 2018).
The city of Larissa was named after the local water nymph, said to be the daughter of Pelasgos. He was said to be the ancestor of the pre-Greek Pelasgians. According to myth Larissa drowned while playing ball on the banks of the Peneios river. (HGC p. 130).

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins

Sources

BCD Thessaly I: Nomos AG, Auction 4. Coins of Thessaly, the BCD Collection. (10 May 2011, Zurich).
BCD Thessaly II: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. The BCD Collection of the Coinage of Thessaly. Triton XV Auction. (3 January 2012, New York).
HGC: Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece: Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Malis, Oita, Perrhaibia, Thessaly, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia, Sixth to First Centuries BC, The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Vol. 4. Lancaster/London: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc, 2014.
Lorber, Catharine and Shahar C. “The Silver Facing Head Coins of Larissa.” 2005. http://www.lightfigures.com/numismat/larissa/index.php. Note: this website no longer functions.
McClean: Grose, S. W. Catalogue of the McClean Collection of Greek Coins, Volume II The Greek Mainland, The Aegaean Islands, Crete. London: Cambridge University Press, 1926.
3 commentsTracy Aiello
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Facing Head of Larissa28 viewsThessaly Greece, the City of Larissa

Obv: Head of the nymph Larissa 3/4 facing l., wearing ampyx flanked by two hornlike locks, round curl to the l. of the head1; earring on the r. (?), wearing wire necklace (?). Border of dots.
Rev: Horse crouching r., l. foreleg raised and bent (parallel with the lower part of the hind legs), preparing to roll, ΛAPIΣ above horse and AIΩN in the exergue.
Denomination: Silver Drachm; Mint: Larissa; Date: c. 356 - 346 BC2; Weight: 6.05g; Diameter: 19mm; Die axis: 130º; References, for example: Lorber Hoard, Phase L-III; SNG COP 121.

Notes:
1On p. 10 of Lorber Hoard Catharine Lorber observes that on later Phase L-III head types the round curl to the left of the head “...tends to evolve into a long wavy lock scarcely different from the others above and below it.” Therefore, perhaps this coin falls earlier in Phase L-III.
2This is the date range given in Lorber Hoard, p. 11. She states that the Third Sacred War must have been the historical context for the intensive Phase L-III drachm production.
The city of Larissa was named after the local water nymph, said to be the daughter of Pelasgos. He was said to be the ancestor of the pre-Greek Pelasgians. According to myth Larissa drowned while playing ball on the banks of the Peneios river. (HGC p. 130).

Provenance: ex. Pegasi Auction, A22, lot 117

Photo credits: Harlan J. Berk Ltd.

Sources

HGC: Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece: Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Malis, Oita, Perrhaibia, Thessaly, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia, Sixth to First Centuries BC, The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Vol. 4. Lancaster/London: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc, 2014.
Lorber Hoard: Lorber, Catharine C. “A Hoard of Facing Head Larissa Drachms” in Schweizerische Numismatische Rundschau, vol. 79 (2000): 7 - 15.
SNG COP: Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, The Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, Danish National Museum: Thessaly - Illyricum. Copenhagen: Einar Munksgaard, 1943.
4 commentsTracy Aiello
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GREEK Attica Athens22 viewsAttica, Athens Tetradrachm 420-415, AR 23.5mm., 17.14g. Head of Athena r., wearing crested helmet, earring and necklace; bowl ornamented with spiral and three olive leaves. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing r., head facing; in upper field l., olive twig with two leaves and berry. All within incuse square. Svoronos Pl. XIII.
Naville Numismatics, Live Auction 8, 2014.
2 commentsDiogenes
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GREEK, Aegina, AR "Turtle" Stater, c.456-431 BC44 viewsAttica Aegina AR Stater circa 456-431 BC 20mm 12.19mm 12 h Land tortoise with segmented shell.Reveres Large square incuse with skew pattern.Medows Aegina group lll b,Milbank pl.ll,12 HGC 6,437Grant H
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GREEK, Aegina, turtle stater38 viewsIslands off Attica, Aegina AR Stater. Circa 510-480 BC. Turtle: two uncertain countermarks / Incuse square with small skew device.
HGC 6, 433.
11.96g, 19mm.
1 commentschance v
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GREEK, Atenas, Tetradracma60 viewsCeca: Attica
Datación: 449-404 aC
Valor: Tetradracma
Catálogo: Dewing 1591; Copenhague 31.
Conservación: MBC
Metal: AG
Peso: 16,80 gr.
Diámetro: 26,63 mm.
Anverso: Cabeza galeada de Atenas a la derecha, inscripción AOE
Reverso: Lechuza a la derecha mirando de frente; rama de olivo y media luna detrás; todo dentro de cuadrado incuso. Marca de banquero en cabeza de lechuza
Juan B
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GREEK, Athens tetradrachm 449-404 BC147 viewsATTICA, Athens. Circa 449-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 17.01 g). Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive spray and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Dewing 1622; SNG Copenhagen 31. VF, light scratches on both sides, reverse banker's mark.2 commentssseverus
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GREEK, Athens, AR Tetradrachm, Barbarous Imitation98 viewsTetradrachm, 16.8 gm, 20 mm, 350-300 BC
Obv: Anepigraphic with head of Athena wearing crested helmet.
Rev: Owl standing right, head facing, (ΑΘΕ) to right; olive twig and crescent moon to left.
ex-Berk
Massanutten
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GREEK, Athens, Attica23 viewsDenomination: Tetradrachm
Date: After 393 BC
Weight: 16,85 g
Size: 21,01 mm
Condition: VF/VF
Obv: Head of Athena right, in crested Attic helmet with frontal eye and wavy hair above, ornamented with three olive leaves above visor and spiral palmette on bowl, wearing round earring, test cut on head.
Rev: AQE, owl standing right, head facing; olive-sprig and crescent above, test cut on neck.
Ref: Sear 2526-2528; SNG Copenhagen 63
Jorge C
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Greek, Athens, Attica Tetradrachm53 viewsDate: 5th century BC.
Mint: Athens
Obverse: Head of Athena right, her helmet adorned in front with three olive-leaves, and at the back with a floral scroll.
Reverse: Incuse square, within which an owl right, head facing, olive-spray and small crescent moon behind, test cut at 17:00.
1 commentsXulodue
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Greek, Athens, Attica Tetradrachm59 viewsAttica, Athens. After 393 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.00 gm). Helmeted
head of Athena right / Owl standing right. SNG Copenhagen 63
1 commentsanthivs
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GREEK, Athens, Attica, AR Tetradrachm69 viewsTetradrachm, 16.8 gm, 20.5 mm, 325-275 BC, Sear (GC) 2547.
Obv: Anepigraphic with head of Athena, right, (wearing crested helmet ornamented with olive leaves and floral scroll).
Rev: Owl standing right, head facing, ΑΘΕ to right; olive twig and crescent moon to left; all within incuse square.
Comment: Careless and mis-shapen flans are common to this period.
Massanutten
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Greek, Athens, Attica, Tetradrachm 211 views- Tétradrachme, Chouette, Athènes, 454-415 avant J.-C (Argent)
Avers : Tête d'Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque attique à cimier, orné de trois feuilles d'olivier et d'une palmette avec collier et boucles d'oreilles.
Revers : Chouette debout à droite, la tête de face ; derrière, une branche d'olivier et un croissant ; le tout dans les restes d'un carré creux.
Roger D2
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Greek, Attica, Aegina, AR Stater 20mm 12.19g 12h Medows Aegina group 3b,Milbank pl.2, 12,HGC 6,437,Dewing 1683.105 viewsLand tortoise with segmented shell.Rev large square incuse with skew pattern.
Well centered on a large flan and struck from fresh dies,thus rare
1 commentsGrant H
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GREEK, Attica, Athens135 viewsAttica, Athens. Tetradrachm.
Silver
16,88 g.
24 mm.
Ca. 460-404 f.Kr.
Ref: Kroll 8;SNG Copenhagen 31.
Ex: CNG.
3 commentsJan Terje R
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GREEK, ATTICA, Athens AR "New Style" Tetradrachm1821 viewsATTICA, Athens. Circa 168/5-50 BC. AR New Style Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.74 gm). Struck circa 136/5 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / A-QE, owl standing right on amphora; magistrates MI-KI and QEO-FRA; Nike in quadriga right in right field, M on amphora, SW below amphora; all within wreath. Cf. Thompson 315-323 (unlisted dies). EF, lightly toned.

Submitted by Ecoli
8 commentsecoli
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GREEK, Attica, Athens AR "New Style" Tetradrachm528 views(135-134 BC). Mened-, Epigeno-, and Diod(o)-, magistrates.
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev.: Owl standing right, head facing, on amphora; magistrates’ names in fields; to left, Asklepios standing left, holding serpent-entwined scepter; B on amphora, ΓΛ below; all within wreath.
Thompson 348f (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen 240 (same obv. die).
6 commentsMinos
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, "New style" Tetradrachm41 viewsTetradrachme 16,7g 32mm.Mened and Epigegeno magistrates.Attica Athen 167/6 BC
Thompson 348e
1 commentsKarsten K
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, "New Style" Tetradrachm114 viewsGreece, Attica, Athens, 122 BC, Silver Tetradrachm, 29mm, 16.73g

mitresh
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, 393 - 370 BC, AR Tetradrachm 404 viewsObv:– Head of Athena right with eye seen in true profile, wearing crested helmet ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll
Rev:– owl standing right, head facing, to right AΘE in large lettering, to left olive sprig and crescent
Minted in Athens from . c. B.C. 393 - 370.
Reference:– Flamen p. 126, 1 (Pi I); Svoronos Athens plate 19, 17; SNG Cop -
ex-Forum

Transitional style tetradrachms include all of the wide spectrum of variants with the eye in profile issued after the classic "old style" almond eye tetradrachms but before the broad thinner flan "new style" tetradrachms. Recent research has classified variations of the transitional style - Pi Type, Quadridigité Style, Heterogeneous Style and sub-groups of the styles, and proposed chronologies for the different styles and groups.

This coin is the earliest transitional type, the first Pi style type, essentially identical to the "old style" with the exception of the eye in profile. The "Pi" designation is based on the P shape of the floral spiral and palmette ornamentation on the helmet bowl. The coin can be classified as Pi style, group 1. The floral ornament on examples this early do not yet resemble Pi.

16.699g, 13.1mm, 270o
2 commentsmaridvnvm
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, 440 - 430 BCE47 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 23.5mm, 17.02 gms, 10h

Obverse: head of Athena right, wearing earring of circular form and crested helmet ornamented with three olive leaves along front edge, palmette on bowl, and spiral behind ear, her hair drawn across forehead in parallel curves.
Reverse: ΑΘΕ before owl standing right, head facing, in erect posture, the tail feathers represented as a single prong, olive sprig and lunar crescent in upper field to left, all within incuse square.

Kroll 8, SNG Copenhagen 31, Svoronos pl. 11, 6, Starr pl. xxii, 2, Sear GCTV 2526

Acquired: OTC, July 1991, Londinium - The Coin Store, North York, from the estate of a Toronto man who purchased the coin in the 1950's.
1 commentsScribonius Probus
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, 449-413 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Starr pl. xxii, 61175 viewsHead of Athena right, wearing helmet ornamented with vine scroll and laurel leaves.
Owl facing standing right, head facing, AΘE to right, olive sprig and crescent to left, all within incuse square.
Starr pl. xxii, 6; SNG Copenhagen 33; Sear 2526.
(22 mm, 17.18 g, 10h)
17 commentsLloyd T
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, 465-454 BC, AR Tetradrachm408 viewsObv. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace.
Rev. Owl standing right with head facing, ΑΘΕ to right, crescent and olive sprig to left; all within incuse square.
Mint: Attica, Athens, ca. 465-454 BC.

17.10g, 24mm, 10h.

Starr Group V.B.

Ex Roma Numismatics, E-Sale 19, 1. August 2015, lot 95
9 commentskc
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, AE1427 viewsAttica.Athens
AE 14mm

obv: head of Athena right
rev: two owls standing,heads facing all within olive wreath.
sear 2562
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, AR Drachm circa 465-460 BC 4.35g104 viewsHead of Athena right,of archaic style,wearing round earring and close- fitting crested helmet with single volute ornament behind.Rev AOE Incuse square,within which owl right,behind,olive- spray with two leaves and berry.1 commentsGrant H
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, AR Drachma, 454-404 B.C.62 viewsAttica, Athens AR Drachm. Circa 454-404 BC.
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev: Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square.
Kroll 10; SNG Copenhagen 41-43. 4.15g, 15mm, 10h.
chance v
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, AR Tetradrachm 72 viewsObv:– Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll
Rev:– owl standing right, head facing, to right AΘE in large lettering, to left olive sprig and crescent
date: 449-413 BC,
mint: Minted in Athens, Diameter: 26mm, Weight: 17.1g
ref.:Sear 2526
Example of test cut to the nose area on Athena's bust, with a 'modern' repair to fill it in.
superflex
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, AR Tetradrachm circa 440-430 BC26mm 17.14g 3h79 viewsHead of Athena to right with lots of creston helmet,wearing round earring and pearl necklace.Rev owl standing right with head facing olive sprig and crescent moon behind.Grant H
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, AR tetradrachm, 431-415 B.C.102 views Circa 431/415 BC
25,5mm / 17,16 grms ; die axis 9h
Obverse: "Archaic style" head of Athena, wearing crested helmet ornamented with olive leaves and floral scroll.
Reverse: ΑΘΕ / Owl, olive twig, and crescent moon.
S. #2526.
3 commentsmoneta romana
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, AR tetradrachm, 454-404 B.C.49 viewsAttica, Athens AR Tetradrachm. Circa 454-404 BC.
Head of Athena right, wearing earring, necklace, and crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl
Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and berry in upper left field, AΘE to right; all within incuse square.
Kroll 8; SNG Copenhagen 31; Dewing 1591-8. 16.71g, 24mm, 11h.
chance v
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, AR Tetradrachm, 454-404 BC14 viewsTetradrachme 17,08g Athen Attica.Karsten K
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, Athena and Owl356 viewsAttica, Athens, (449-413 B.C.), AR-Tetradrachm, Sear 2526, Athena and Owl,
Obv:– Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll
Rev:– owl standing right, head facing, to right AΘE in large lettering, to left olive sprig and crescent
diameter: 23mm, weght: 17,19g , axis- h,
mint: Attica, Athens, date: 449-413 B.C., ref.:Sear 2526,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans
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GREEK, ATTICA, Athens, Obol16 viewsObolo de plata
449 - 420 a.C.
ANV: Atenea con casco acorazado
REV: Leyenda AQE, lechuza a derecha con rama de olivo y cuarto menguante

Originally uploaded by Pedro Jose D
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, Owl Tetradrachm57 viewsGreece, Attica, Athens, "Athenian Owl" Tetradrachm, 25 mm, 17.14g, 454-404 BC

Please also see the wonderful and comprehensive write up on the "Athenian Owl" at the link below:
http://athenianowlcoins.reidgold.com/
mitresh
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, Tetradrachm46 viewsTetreadracma de plata
449 - 420 a.C.
ANV: Atenea con diadema acorazada
REV: Leyenda AQE, lechuza a derecha con rama de olivo y cuarto menguante
Pedro Jose D
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, Tetradrachm 449-414 BC 144 viewsAttica, Athens AR Tetradrachm after 449 B.C. Obv-Helmeted head of Athena right. Rev-Owl standing, facing, with olive sprig and crescent behind. Nice even gray toning with superb high relief portrait. Struck 449-414 B.C.E. Super sharp detail . 17.00 g, Starr 22 ff.
4 commentsNico
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GREEK, Attica, Athens. After 449 BC. AR Obol (0.63 gm)71 viewsAttica, Athens.
After 449 BC.
AR Obol (0.63 gm).
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev.: Owl standing right; olive sprig above.
SNG Copenhagen 53.
Porous, good fine.
1 commentsJericho
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GREEK, ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm103 views(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.
2 commentsLeo
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GREEK. 33 viewsAR tetradrachm. Athens (Attica) 113-112 BC. 16,7 grs. 12h. Helmeted head of Athena right / A-ΘE Owl standing right on amphora. To right Triptolemos in chariot drawn by serpents. Magistrates EYM-APEI-ΔHS, KΛEO-MEN, and AΣK in left field. Retrograde Z on amphora, Σ Φ below,all within wreath.
Thompson 678a. Svoronos pl. 53, 3.

benito
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Greek: Athens Owl, Van Alfen 0837 viewsAttica, Athens, AR Tetradrachm. 393-300 B.C.. (20.6 mm, 17.12 grams). Obverse: Head of Athena right, eye in profile, banker's marks. Reverse: Owl standing to right, head facing, to right AOE, A-theta-E, to left, olive twig and crescent, all within incuse square, banker's marks. . Ex David Hendin. Van Alfen, Peter. American Journal of Numismatics, second series, volume 16-17, number 8, this coin.

This was part of a hoard David Hendin let Peter Van Alfen used for his article cited above. This example (as coins 14, 34, 37, 51 and 74 in Van Alfen's article cited above) bear the so-called quatrefoil countermark, a countermark found extensively on coins circulating in Egypt in the late fourth century. This mark might have been used by the Persian administration there at the time. (Van Alfen 2002b: 67-69)

Lucas H
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Histiaia, Euboia24 viewsThe history of the island of Euboea is largely that of its two principal cities, Chalcis and Eretria, both mentioned in the Catalogue of Ships. Both cities were settled by Ionian Greeks from Attica, and would eventually settle numerous colonies in Magna Graecia and Sicily, such as Cumae and Rhegium, and on the coast of Macedonia. This opened new trade routes to the Greeks, and extended the reach of western civilization. The commercial influence of these city-states is evident in the fact that the Euboic scale of weights and measures was used among the Ionic cities generally, and in Athens until the end of the 7th century BC, during the time of Solon.[citation needed] The classicist Barry B. Powell has proposed that Euboea may have been where the Greek alphabet was first employed, c. 775-750 BC, and that Homer may have spent part of his life on the island.

Chalcis and Eretria were rival cities, and appear to have been equally powerful for a while. One of the earliest major military conflicts in Greek history took place between them, known as the Lelantine War, in which many other Greek city-states also took part. In 490 BC, Eretria was utterly ruined and its inhabitants were transported to Persia[clarification needed]. Though it was restored nearby its original site after the Battle of Marathon, the city never regained its former eminence.

Both cities gradually lost influence to Athens, which saw Euboea as a strategic territory. Euboea was an important source of grain and cattle, and controlling the island meant Athens could prevent invasion and better protect its trade routes from piracy.

Athens invaded Chalcis in 506 BC and settled 4,000 Attic Greeks on their lands. After this conflict, the whole of the island was gradually reduced to an Athenian dependency. Another struggle between Euboea and Athens broke out in 446. Led by Pericles, the Athenians subdued the revolt, and captured Histiaea in the north of the island for their own settlement.

By 410 BC, the island succeeded in regaining its independence. Euboea participated in Greek affairs until falling under the control of Philip II of Macedon after the Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC, and eventually being incorporated into the Roman Republic in the second century BC. Aristotle died on the island in 322 BC soon after fleeing Athens for his mother's family estate in Chalcis.

Tetrobol, 275-225 BC, Sear (GC) 2496
Obv: Anepigraphic. Head of the nymph, Histiaia, right, wearing wreath of vine and hair rolled.
Rev: ΙΣΤΙΑΙΕΩΝ
The nymph Histiaia seated right on stern of galley and holding naval standard.

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ecoli
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Island off Attica. AEGINA AR Stater.79 viewsCirca 456/45-431 B.C. (12.23gm, 21mm). Obverse: land tortoise with segmented shell. Reverse: large incuse square of heavy skew pattern. Milbank pl.2, 12; SNG Copenhagen 516; Dewing 1683; BMC Attica p. 137, 146; HGC 6, 437. Near EF, attractive light cabinet tone. Very desirable example of the type.

Ex Roma Numismatics (featured as a cover for e-Auction 57). Ex Shanna Schmidt Numismatics. Ex Munzenhandlung Harald Moller, Auction 72, 1 November 2018, lot 20.

Early commerce within the Aegean area include metal ingots used in trade. They had a distinctive plano-convex shape and were colloquially called "turtles" especially in Aegina. With the development of the concept of money, it is natural for the maritime island-state to design their coins with an image of a turtle since they had already been accustomed by the earlier ingots whose shape resembled the animal. Aegina was considered the first state to introduce money to the West that was first invented in either Ionia or Lydia. As maritime power, it rivaled Athens. Early obverse designs always feature a sea turtle. Why the inclusion of a land tortoise (testudo graeca) beginning in the middle of the 5th century B.C. is still unresolved. Few theories had been put forward: the most common was Aegina's defeat from its rival Athens, and the land tortoise symbolized sovereignty of Athens over Aegina.
6 commentsJason T
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Islands of Attica Aegina AR Stater circa 445-430 BC 21mm 12.35g18 viewsTortoise of which the structure of the shell is shown divided into thirteen plates.Rev incuse of mill sail pattern with thick bands.Grant H
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Islands of Attica Aegina AR Stater circa 480-457 BC20.5mm 12.21g 6h29 viewsSea turtle head in profile with t-back design on shell.Rev large square incuse with skew pattern.Grant H
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Islands off Attica, Aegina AR Stater31 views(500-480 BC)
Obv.: Sea turtle.
Rev.: Incuse pattern.
Minos
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Islands off Attica, Aegina c. 510-490 B.C. Sea Turtle AR Stater13 viewsIslands off Attica, Aegina. c. 510-490 BC. AR Stater (18mm, 12.0 g).
Obv: Sea Turtle
Rev: Incuse windmill pattern.
Toned VF.
mjabrial
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Islands off Attica, Aegina Circa 456-431 BC15 views AR Stater
Land turtle in high relief
Five part incuse square of skew pattern
Milbank pl. II, 12; SNG Copenhagen 516. 
jaseifert
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Islands off Attica, Aegina. Stater.187 viewsIslands off Attica, Aegina. Circa 480-457 BC. AR Stater (21mm, 11.82 g, 7h). Sea turtle / Square incuse with large skew pattern. Milbank pl. I, 15; SNG Copenhagen 507.2 commentsJan Terje R
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Islands off Attica. Aegina circa 550-456 BC, Stater50 views21 mm., 12,27 g.
Sea-turtle, head turned sideways, with row of dots down back, and an additional dot on each side at front / Incuse square divided by broad bands into a conventional pattern of five compartments.
very fine
HGC 6, 435; Meadows Group IIIa; Milbank pl. 1, 13; SNG Lockett 1970.
2 commentsLeo
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Islands off Attica. Aegina.129 viewsStater
Circa 456-431 BC.
Milbank pl II, 12; Dewing 1683;cf.SNG Copenhagen 516.
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Megaris, Megara8 viewsMEGARIS, Megara. Circa 250-175 BC. Æ Chalkous Prow of galley left / Obelisk of Apollo; to left and right, dolphins swimming upward. BCD Peloponnesos 21.

Bridging Attica on the east and Corinthia on the west, Megaris comprised only a few towns, with Megara being its capital and only major city. Megaris’s location in the northern part of the Isthmus of Corinth put the region in the middle of any conflict between the two cities. Shortly before the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War, the Athenians sought revenge on the Megarians for their support of Corinth. As a result, Athens instituted the Megarian Decree, an embargo designed to economically strangle the Megarians; this decree was used as a pretext by some in Sparta for the Peloponnesian War. Siding with Sparta in the war, Megara lost its main port to the Athenian general Nikias, and, for a short time, a pro-Athenian goverment seized power in the city. While Megara remained prosperous following the war and founded colonies in Sicily and the Hellespont, little else is recorded. Megara periodically struck coinage from the 4th through 1st centuries BC.
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Old Style Tetradrachm, 449 - 413 B.C. owl testcut24 viewsATTICA. Athens. After 449 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm - 16.54 g). Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within an incuse square. Kroll 8; Dewing 1591; SNG Copenhagen 31. Porous VF, (brutal) test cut on the owl. Ex VauctionsPodiceps
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Palestine, Gaza mint, Attic standard Municipal coinage, Mildenberg, Gaza 7 or Athens, Attica mint, Svor. Pl.21.4053 viewsPalestine, Gaza mint, Attic standard Municipal coinage, Late 5th-mid 4th century B.C. AR, 15x11mm 3.72g, Mildenberg, Gaza 7
O: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl, Aramaic mem on cheek
R: AQE, owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square.

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Athens, Attica mint, Drachm Ca.350 B.C. AR, 15x11mm 3.72g, Svor. Pl.21.40
O: Head of Athena r., eye in profile, wearing helmet decorated with olive leaves and palmette
R: Owl standing r., head facing, AQE to r., olive spray and crescent to l.
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PHARONIC KINGS OF EGYPT, Nektanebo II, 360-343 BC40 viewsAE
15 mm (4 mm thick), 4.4 gm
Obv: Ram leaping left, head reverted.
Rev: Scales of Ma'at; countermark with helmeted bust right.
Ref: Weiser 1

A few months ago a friend, upon hearing that I was collecting ancient coins, said he would like to have a coin issued by a pharaoh. Hmm. "I don't think there are any", I replied. I hadn't come across any in my whirlwind but voluminous searching, although I hadn't been searching for such a coin.

Turns out there are some. Nektanebo II, the last native pharaoh of Egypt, issued coins in bronze, gold, and perhaps silver. Prior to that, Egypt did produce some coins for the purpose of international trading-- imitations of Athens, Attica tets, for instance-- but Nektanebo appears to be the first pharaoh to issue coins for local use. Maybe.

Per auction house sales information from half a decade ago, it seems these bronzes were extremely rare. I wonder if a small horde was recently found because the prices have fallen and there are currently six specimens in retail e-stores and at least two more were auctioned off recently.

There is not universal agreement regarding the issuer, purpose, and location of circulation of these coins. Sellers tout it as the "sole pharonic issue"-- I'm sure that boosts desirability-- but it may not be accurate. Hope it is though.

CNG, in the description of this coin (one similar to mine),

Nekht-her-hebet, or Nektanebo II as he was known to the Greeks, was the nephew of Pharaoh Tachos (Djed-her). Placed in command of the Egyptian army in Syria during the Satrapal Revolt, he turned his troops against his own king and took Egypt by force. In 351-350 BC he repelled a Persian invasion but was driven from his throne in 344-343 BC by a second assault. He fled Egypt, found refuge in Ethiopia, and retained control of Upper Egypt for another few years. As the last pharaoh, Alexander sought to connect himself with Nektanebo after conquering Egypt, allowing the rumor that he was in fact his son to spread. Alexander’s connection to the pharaoh lasted, and for years the sarcophagus of Nektanebo II, now in the British Museum, was considered to be Alexander’s own.

The traditional attribution of this issue to Nektanebo, however enticing, has been increasingly contested. Finds of the coins have been consistently noted outside of Egypt. Kevin Butcher has placed the bronzes at Antioch circa 1st century BC, where the leaping ram imagery would fit well.

I wanted this coin for several reasons.

First, well… a pharaoh's coin? That's just cool.

Second, it depicts the Scales of Ma'at. Such a device was used in Jitterbug Perfume, a book by Tom Robbins, one of my favorite authors. In it, at a limbo-like way station, the newly dead have their hearts weighed against a feather. The heart must be light as a feather to move on. I was unaware until seeing this coin that the scene was taken directly from Egyptian mythology.

Third, it is for an almost-finished themed collection I've been working on.

Nektanebo II (translated from Egyptian "Nakhthorheb (meryhathor)" or "Nekht-her-hebet" or "Nekht-harhebi" ; alternate spelling Nectanebo), the last native Egyptian pharaoh, part of the 30th dynasty. His 17 year reign spanned from 360 to 343 BC.
Birth name: Nakht-hor-heb (mery-hathor) “Strong is His Lord Horus, Beloved of Hathor”
Throne name: Snedjem-ib-re Setep-en-inhur “Pleasing to the Heart of Re, Chosen of Onuris”

Additional biographic information about Nektanebo II
http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/nectanebo1.htm

About Ma'at, the Scales of Ma'at, and the weighing of hearts:
http://www.egyptartsite.com/judgement.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maat
http://www.aldokkan.com/religion/hall_maat.htm

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Stater of Aegina27 viewsIslands of Attica, Aegina
AR Stater 510-490 B.C.
Sea turtle / Five incuse squares (it is difficult to establish it)
12,5g 16x18mm
Ex Teutoburger Munzauktion 83
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Tetradrachm 435 - 425 B.C.75 viewsAttica, Athens. Tetradrachm 435 - 425 B.C. Obv. Athena with decorated helmet and earring, right. Rev. AQE, Owl standing to the right, head en face. Olive branch with two leaves and crescent in upper left hand corner. Obv. Countermark and testcut1 commentsPodiceps
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Thessaly, Ainianes, Hypata, 87 BC, AR Didrachm 40 viewsHead of Athena right wearing Attic helmet decorated with tendril, Pegasos and four horse protomes.
ΑΙΝΙΑΝΩΝ l. up, ΚΑΝΩΡ r. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and sword in scabbard, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears.

De Callataÿ, Le monnayage d'argent au type d'Athéna Parthénos émis au nom des Ainianes, p. 130, 34 D4/R1 (this coin); BCD Thessaly II 41.2 (this coin).
This is the only known example from ΚΑΝΩΡ.

(24 mm, 6.97 g, 12 h)
Harlan J. Berk 181, 17 November 2012, 230; ex-BCD Collection: Triton XV (BCD Thessaly II Catalogue), 3 January 2012, 41.2.

Almost all specimens of this coinage appear to have a provenance to collections formed in the early twentieth century. No documented hoards of the type have been found. The examples that have come to market in the last few decades appear to have been recycled from old collections. Seventy six specimens are known and documented (de Callatay). Twenty-five exist in private hands.

Based on another study by de Callataÿ,” Didrachms of Leukas” this coin like the following coin of Leukas was struck in 87 BC (The First Mithradatic War) as a contribution to Sulla’s campaign against Mithrades VI Eupator. As noted by de Callataÿ both Leukas and Hypata “are located at strategic points for any Roman army coming from Brundusium and going directly to Attica.” The fabric and technical features of both coinages “support the strong suspicion that skilled Roman agents were involved in the process. Their volumes (ca. 250 talents of monetized silver in both cases) are consistent with the situation facing Sulla in the summer of 87 BCE.”
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YEAR-END REVIEW OF GREEK COLLECTION (OBVERSE)107 viewsClick on picture for bigger resolution.

Top row from left to right: MYSIA, PERGAMMON. Eumenes I AR Tetradrachm. Circa 263-241 BC **ILLYRIA, DYRRHACHION. AR Stater. Circa 340-280 BC**IONIA, SMYRNA. AR “Stephanophoric” Tetradrachm. Circa 150-145 BC** PELOPONNESOS, SIKYON. AR Stater. Circa 335-330 BC**ATTICA, ATHENS. “New style” Tetradrachm. Circa 169 BC.

Sixth row: BACTRIA, Antialkidas. AR Drachm. Circa 145-135 BC**CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes I AR Drachm. Circa 96-63 BC**THRACE, ABDERA. AR Tetrobol. Circa 360-350 BC**THRACE, CHERSONESSOS. AR Hemidrachm. Circa 386-338 BC.

Fifth row: IONIA, EPHESOS. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 405-390 BC**CILICIA, TARSOS. Mazaios AR Stater. Circa 361-334 BC **MACEDONIA. Kassander AR Tetradrachm. Circa 317-315 BC**AKARNANIA, LEUKAS. AR Stater. Circa 320-280 BC**PAMPHYLIA, ASPENDOS. AR Stater. Circa 330-300 BC.

Fourth row: SELEUKID SYRIA. Antiochos VI AR Drachm. Circa 144-143 BC**LUCANIA, METAPONTION. AR Stater. Circa 340-330 BC**LUCANIA, VELIA. AR Stater. Circa 280 BC**PARTHIA. Mithradates II AR Drachm. Circa 121-91 BC.

Third row: AEOLIS, MYRINA. AR "Stephanophoric" Tetradrachm. Circa 150 BC**CARIA. Pixodaros AR Didrachm. Circa 341-335 BC**THRACE. Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 297-281 BC**CILICIA, TARSOS. Pharnabazos AR Stater. Circa 380-374 BC**THRACE, MARONEIA. AR Tetradrachm. Mid 2nd cent. BC.

Second Row: LUCANIA, METAPONTION. AR Stater. Circa 510-480 BC** THESSALIAN LEAGUE. AR Stater. Circa 196-146 BC**CAMPANIA, NEAPOLIS. AR Nomos. Circa 275-250 BC**LYCIA, PRE-DYNASTIC. AR Stater. Circa 520-460 BC.

Bottom row: SELEUKID SYRIA. Antiochos Euergetes VII AR Tetradrachm. Circa 138-129 BC**MACEDON. Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. Circa 325-315 BC**CILICIA, AIGEAI. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 30 BC**PAIONIA. Patraos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 335-315 BC**PAMPHYLIA, SIDE. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 155-36 BC.
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YEAR-END REVIEW OF GREEK COLLECTION (REVERSE)112 viewsTHE LESS OFTEN DISPLAYED SIDE OF MY COINS.
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Top row from left to right: MYSIA, PERGAMMON. Eumenes I AR Tetradrachm. Circa 263-241 BC **ILLYRIA, DYRRHACHION. AR Stater. Circa 340-280 BC**IONIA, SMYRNA. AR “Stephanophoric” Tetradrachm. Circa 150-145 BC** PELOPONNESOS, SIKYON. AR Stater. Circa 335-330 BC**ATTICA, ATHENS. “New style” Tetradrachm. Circa 169 BC.

Sixth row: BACTRIA, Antialkidas. AR Drachm. Circa 145-135 BC**CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes I AR Drachm. Circa 96-63 BC**THRACE, ABDERA. AR Tetrobol. Circa 360-350 BC**THRACE, CHERSONESSOS. AR Hemidrachm. Circa 386-338 BC.

Fifth row: IONIA, EPHESOS. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 405-390 BC**CILICIA, TARSOS. Mazaios AR Stater. Circa 361-334 BC **MACEDONIA. Kassander AR Tetradrachm. Circa 317-315 BC**AKARNANIA, LEUKAS. AR Stater. Circa 320-280 BC**PAMPHYLIA, ASPENDOS. AR Stater. Circa 330-300 BC.

Fourth row: SELEUKID SYRIA. Antiochos VI AR Drachm. Circa 144-143 BC**LUCANIA, METAPONTION. AR Stater. Circa 340-330 BC**LUCANIA, VELIA. AR Stater. Circa 280 BC**PARTHIA. Mithradates II AR Drachm. Circa 121-91 BC.

Third row: AEOLIS, MYRINA. AR "Stephanophoric" Tetradrachm. Circa 150 BC**CARIA. Pixodaros AR Didrachm. Circa 341-335 BC**THRACE. Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 297-281 BC**CILICIA, TARSOS. Pharnabazos AR Stater. Circa 380-374 BC**THRACE, MARONEIA. AR Tetradrachm. Mid 2nd cent. BC.

Second Row: LUCANIA, METAPONTION. AR Stater. Circa 510-480 BC** THESSALIAN LEAGUE. AR Stater. Circa 196-146 BC**CAMPANIA, NEAPOLIS. AR Nomos. Circa 275-250 BC**LYCIA, PRE-DYNASTIC. AR Stater. Circa 520-460 BC.

Bottom row: SELEUKID SYRIA. Antiochos Euergetes VII AR Tetradrachm. Circa 138-129 BC**MACEDON. Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. Circa 325-315 BC**CILICIA, AIGEAI. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 30 BC**PAIONIA. Patraos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 335-315 BC**PAMPHYLIA, SIDE. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 155-36 BC.
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