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89001172
Triton XV, Lot: 1172. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. Fourrée AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 13.22 g, 3h). 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. Cf. Flament group II, 27/k (for similar prototype); Kroll 9; SNG München 58. EF, toned, edge split (revealing copper core). An exceptional ancient forgery.