|Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 240. Estimate $5000.
Closing Date: Monday, 5 January 2009.
Sold For $6500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 465/2-460 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.91 g, 2h). Transitional type. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl / Owl standing right, head facing, with spread tail feathers; olive sprig and crescent behind, AΘE to right; all within incuse square. Starr group V.B, series 4, 199 var. (O171/R- [unlisted rev. die]); SNG Copenhagen -; SNG München -; Pozzi 1541 & 1544. EF, lightly toned, minor porosity. Reverse sharply struck from fresh die, well centered.
From the Paul H. Gerrie Collection.