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10900118

Two Attractive Class IV Transitional Tetradrachms

CNG 109, Lot: 118. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ATTICA, Athens. Circa 475-465 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.20 g, 11h). 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, with spread tail feathers; olive sprig to left, AΘE to right; all within incuse square. Starr Group IV, unlisted dies; Svoronos, Monnaies, pl. 9, 8–12; HGC 4, 1595; SNG Lockett 1837; Rhousopoulos 1970. Good VF, toned, underlying luster.