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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.

ATTICA, Athens. Circa 420s BC. 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.