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Ancient coins => Ancient Greece => Topic started by: Overlord on October 07, 2019, 07:11:41 PM

Title: Attica, Athens: AR Tetradrachm, c. 454-404 BC, Kroll 8, Dewing 1591-8
Post by: Overlord on October 07, 2019, 07:11:41 PM
Attica, Athens: AR Tetradrachm, c. 454-404 BC, Kroll 8, Dewing 1591-8, SNG Copenhagen 31 (17.17 g, 24 mm)

Obverse: Head of Athena right, in crested Attic helmet ornamented with three olive leaves above visor and spiral palmette on bowl, wearing round earring with central boss
Reverse: Owl standing to right with head facing, olive sprig and crescent behind, ΑΘΕ before; all within incuse square.

(https://i.ibb.co/svbK87X/B1-E0-CFF1-A135-4-B54-9-D7-D-F5-D3510-A6890.jpg)
Title: Re: Attica, Athens: AR Tetradrachm, c. 454-404 BC, Kroll 8, Dewing 1591-8
Post by: THCoins on October 08, 2019, 08:40:55 AM
Wow ! One of the classics of ancient coinage, and rightfully so.
I think you have chosen a magnificent specimen, congratulations with this addition to your collection !
Title: Re: Attica, Athens: AR Tetradrachm, c. 454-404 BC, Kroll 8, Dewing 1591-8
Post by: Figleaf on October 08, 2019, 12:07:12 PM
I can only agree with TH. A rare beauty. Your picture brings out the high relief quite well. Good enough for a coffee table book cover.

Peter
Title: Re: Attica, Athens: AR Tetradrachm, c. 454-404 BC, Kroll 8, Dewing 1591-8
Post by: Overlord on October 09, 2019, 10:40:32 AM
Just for the record, this is the auction photo. I donít rephotograph coins if the auction photos are good enough.
Title: Re: Attica, Athens: AR Tetradrachm, c. 454-404 BC, Kroll 8, Dewing 1591-8
Post by: jkk on October 13, 2019, 06:29:51 PM
Beautiful tet. Nicely centered and with a wealth of sharp detail.