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11100149

Exceptional Athens Tetradrachm

CNG 111, Lot: 149. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.



ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 17.17 g, 10h). Head of Athena right, with frontal eye, wearing earring, necklace, and crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a palmette on the bowl / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig to left, AΘE to right; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597; SNG Copenhagen 31; SNG München 49; Dewing 1591–7; Gulbenkian 519–21; Kraay & Hirmer 362. Choice EF, fully lustrous. Fine style, well struck on a broad flan with exceptional crest.