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C454-404 BC Attica Athens Silver Tetradrachm #2

 
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This one of several coins that I acquired today. Thoughts? Thanks!




Attica, Athens. Silver Tetradrachm (17.21 g), ca. 454-404 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right, frontal eye. Reverse: AΘE, owl standing right, head facing; above to left, olive-spray with berry and crescent; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; Svoronos pl. 14; SNG Copenhagen 31-40. Boldly struck, well centered and delicately toned. Extremely Fine.
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 Posted 06/28/2022  4:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great strike. Beautiful.
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 Posted 06/28/2022  6:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
An owl is an important addition to your collection. That side is perfect, although I think some folks like to see more of the helmet crest on the obv.
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 Posted 06/28/2022  7:24 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Always wanted one of these, beautify strike.
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 Posted 06/29/2022  5:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Magnificent. It'd be very hard to improve upon it.

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