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89001173
Triton XV, Lot: 1173. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ATTICA, Athens. Circa 165-42 BC. AR Tetradrachm (32mm, 16.76 g, 12h). New Style coinage. Struck circa 165-149/8 BC. Head of Athena right, wearing single-pendant earring, necklace, and triple-crested Attic helmet decorated with a palmette and griffin on the bowl / Owl standing right, head facing, on amphora; A-ΘE across upper field, monograms flanking, two coiled serpents to right, N on amphora; all within laurel wreath. Thompson 84a (same dies); BMC 297 (same obv. die). Near EF, attractively toned. Fine early style.