Athens Silver Coin // Athena & Owl // 454-404 BCE
Athens, Attica, Ancient Greece, c. 440-404 BCE. Silver “Old Style” tetradrachm. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet ornamented with laurel leaves and vine scroll / Owl standing right, head facing; above and behind, olive sprig and crescent; ΑΘΕ, all within incuse square. Ancient bankers' countermarks and test cuts made by ancient merchants while in circulation! Good Fine. 22mm, 15.61 g. ref: HGC 4, 1597, SNG Copenhagen 31-40, Kroll 8 for type. Ex CNG. ** These coins funded the building of the Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens, as well as funding the Peloponnesian War (431 - 404 BCE) between Athens and Sparta.
0.875"L x 0.875"W x 0.1875"H
— Weight: 15.61g
— Ex CNG. ** These coins funded the building of the Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens, as well as funding the Peloponnesian War (431 - 404 BCE) between Athens and Sparta.
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