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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Greece| > |Athens| > SH28914
Athens, Attica, Greece, c. 132 - 131 B.C., New Style Silver Tetradrachm
In 1961, Margaret Thompson completed her brilliant study, "The New Style Coinage of Athens." At that time, she estimated there were fewer than 8000 new style tetradrachms "above ground."

The letter on the amphora may indicate the month of production.
SH28914. Silver tetradrachm, Thompson Athens 388d var. (same obverse die; different control letters), superb EF, Athens mint, weight 16.912g, maximum diameter 29.9mm, die axis 0o, 132 - 131 B.C.; obverse head of Athena Parthenos right, wearing crested ornamented helmet; reverse A−ΘE ∆ΩP/OΘE NIKO/∆O ∆IOΦ, owl stands right on amphora, lion forepart right, H on amphora, ΣΦ below, all within olive wreath; far nicer than any new-style tetradrachm FORVM has handled to date; SOLD










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