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78000625
Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 625. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ATTICA, Athens. Circa 460-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.73 g, 8h). Eastern imitation. Helmeted head of Athena right; c/m: ΓI -like device in incuse square / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Cf. P.G. van Alfen, "The 'Owls' from the 1989 Syria Hoard with a review of Pre-Macedonian Coinage in Egypt," AJN 14 (2002), pl. 12, 12. Good VF, test cut on reverse, light graffiti on obverse.