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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Greece| > |Athens| > SH62484
Athens, Attica, Greece, c. 118 - 117 B.C., New Style Silver Tetradrachm
The "New Style" tetradrachms were issued by Athens as a semi-autonomous city under Roman rule. The new-style Owls are markedly different from the Owls of Periclean Athens or the "eye in profile" Athena head of the Fourth Century. They were struck on thinner, broad flans, typical of the Hellenistic period, with a portrait of Athena that reflected the heroic portraiture of the period. The owl now stands on an amphora, surrounded by magistrates' names and symbols, all within an olive wreath. The amphora is marked with a letter that may indicate the month of production. Letters below the amphora may indicate the source of the silver used in production.
SH62484. Silver tetradrachm, Thompson Athens 576a (same dies), VF, Athens mint, weight 16.483g, maximum diameter 27.6mm, die axis 0o, c. 118 - 117 B.C.; obverse helmeted head of Athena Parthenos right, triple-crested helmet decorated with curvilinear ornament on the shell, a griffin right above the raised earpiece, and protomes of horses above the visor; reverse A−ΘE / ∆IO−NYΣI / ∆IO/NYΣI / MNH/ΣAP, owl standing right on amphora on its side, Helios in a facing quadriga on right, Λ on amphora, ΣΩ below, all within olive wreath; magistrates Dionysi-, Dionysi-, and Mnesar(chos); SOLD

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