|Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 640. Estimate $500.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 20 May 2009.
Sold For $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
3rd century BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.44 g, 7h). Imitating Athens. Helmeted head of Athena right, with profile eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive spray and crescent behind. Apparently unpublished. VF, toned, some porosity.
Ex Bayerische Vereinsbank Münzschätze FPL 11 (April 1976), no. 21.
An interesting imitation in which Athena’s visor extends to the back of the helmet, the olive leaves are a jagged line, and her neck guard has been transformed into long flowing hair.