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The Garrulus Collection of Numismatic Rarities and Masterpieces

(Ancient Greek, Medieval, and Modern Coins)

COINS OF THE GREEK WORLD ATTICA

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Tetradrachm c. 475-465 BC, 17.17 g. (17.17 g, 4 h) Head of Athena right, wearing earring, necklace with pendants, and crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl. Rv. Owl standing right, head facing, spread tail feathers; olive sprig and crescent to left, AQE to right; all within incuse square. Starr, Athenian Coinage 480-449, (Oxford 1970), 135/136. Starr, New Specimens of Athenian Coinage, 480-449 BC, NC 142, 1982, Taf. 36, 15. Svoronos-Pick Taf. 9, 7. Gutes vorzüglich / Good extremely fine. Prachtexemplar / Cabinet piece.

From auction Leu 72, Zurich, May 1998, lot 208.