ATTICA, Athens. Circa 420s BC.
|Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 163. Estimate CHF2750.
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011.
Sold For CHF3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.10 g 9). Head of Athena to right, wearing disc earring, pearl necklace and a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a spiral palmette. Rev.
ΑΘΕ Owl standing to right, head facing the viewer; to left, olive sprig and crescent moon; all within incuse square. Kroll 8c ff. Svoronos, Trésor
pl. 14. A sharp and attractive piece, nicely toned. Some very minor die flaws, otherwise
, good extremely fine.
From a European collection, acquired in the 1970s and 1980s.