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Die Matched Seltman Group Gi Tetradrachm

Triton XXI, Lot: 418. Estimate $25000.
Sold for $22500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ATTICA, Athens. Circa 500/490-485/0 BC. AR Tetradrachm (21.5mm, 17.43 g, 7h). Head of Athena right, wearing round earring and crested Attic helmet decorated with small spiral on the bowl / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig to left, AΘE to right; all within incuse square. Seltman Group Gi, 188 (A128/P147); Svoronos, Monnaies, pl. 4, 26 = BMC 4 = GPCG pl. 4, 31 (same dies); Asyut Group IVa; HGC 4, 1590. Near EF, lightly toned. Well struck on a broad flan, with nearly full crest showing. An exceptional archaic owl.

Ex Roma IX (22 March 2015), lot 180.