Athens Silver Coin // Athena & Owl // 454-404 BC
Athens, Attica, Ancient Greece, c. 440-404 BC. 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! These coins funded the building of the Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens, as well as funding the Peloponnesian War (431 - 404 BC) between Athens and Sparta.
1"L x 1"W x 0.1875"H
— Ref: HGC 4, 1597, SNG Copenhagen 31-40, Kroll 8 For Type. Ex CNG
— Weight: 17.05 g
— Accompanied by a hand-signed certificate of authenticity which includes all the details, culture, dating, motifs/inscriptions when applicable, historical relevance, and provenance.
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