ATTICA, ATHENS, SILVER TETRADRACHM

ATTICA, ATHENS, SILVER TETRADRACHM

Code: 10501

£2,850.00
 

Ancient Greece, Attica, Athens Circa 454-404 BC. 
Silver Tetradrachm
Obverse: Head of Athena right, with frontal eye, 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 crescent to left, AΘE to right; all within incuse square. 
Kroll 8; SNG Copenhagen 31; SNG München 49; Dewing 1611–22; Gulbenkian 519–21. 
17.2 grams, 38mm x 24 mm.
A superb wonderful example with iridescent tone, showing much of the crest visible along with a full neck, good extremely fine and rare with this full strike.