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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Greece| > |Athens| > SH86209
Athens, Attica, Greece, c. 465 - 454 B.C., Transitional Early "Old Style" Tetradrachm
This rare transitional early "old style" type features the most attractive owls of the entire Athenian tetradrachm series.
SH86209. Silver tetradrachm, Starr Group V.B, Series 2, 180; Svoronos Athens pl. 10, 9; HGC 4 1596 (R2); SNG Cop -, Choice VF, well centered and struck with high relief dies, superb owl, tight flan cutting off most of crest as usual for the type, bumps and marks, uneven hoard toning, Athens mint, weight 17.143g, maximum diameter 23.3mm, die axis 180o, c. 465 - 454 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right, almond shaped eye, crested helmet with olive leaves and floral scroll, wire necklace, round earring, hair in parallel curves; reverse robust owl standing right, head facing, tail composed of three short feathers, olive sprig and crescent left, AΘE downward on right, all within incuse square; rare; SOLD










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