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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.


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Re: Attica, Athens: AR Tetradrachm, c. 454-404 BC, Kroll 8, Dewing 1591-8
« Reply #1 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 !

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Re: Attica, Athens: AR Tetradrachm, c. 454-404 BC, Kroll 8, Dewing 1591-8
« Reply #2 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
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Re: Attica, Athens: AR Tetradrachm, c. 454-404 BC, Kroll 8, Dewing 1591-8
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Attica, Athens: AR Tetradrachm, c. 454-404 BC, Kroll 8, Dewing 1591-8
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2019, 06:29:51 PM »
Beautiful tet. Nicely centered and with a wealth of sharp detail.
Jonathan