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Exceptional Early Owl

576413. Sold For $32500

ATTICA, Athens. Circa 510-500/490 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.19 g, 11h). Head of Athena right, wearing earring and crested Attic helmet decorated with tiny spiral on the back of the bowl / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig to left, AΘE to right; all within incuse square. Seltman Group L, unlisted dies; Svoronos, Monnaies, pl. 6, 8–9; Asyut Group IVa; HGC 4, 1589; Rhousopoulos 1945. Attractively toned, a few light marks under tone. Near EF. Exceptional for this early issue.