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Triton XV, Lot: 1168. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 17.25 g, 8h). Struck circa 440-420 BC. Head of Athena right, wearing earring, necklace, and crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind, AΘE to right; all within incuse square. Flament group II, 7/b; Kroll 8; SNG Copenhagen 31; SNG München 49; Dewing 1594. EF, toned. Exceptionally broad flan, sharp and beautifully detailed owl.