Attica, Athens. Drachm circa 470-460, AR 4.28 g. Head of Athena r., wearing crested Athenian helmet and disc earring; bowl ornamented with spiral and three olive leaves. Rev. AΘE Owl, with closed wings, standing r. with head facing; in upper l. field, olive twig with three leaves; all within partially incuse square. SNG Berry 676 (these dies). Svoronos pl. VIII, cf. 34-38. Seltman pl. XXII, ωω. Starr 85 (these dies).
Rare and in exceptional condition for the issue. Perfectly struck and with
a charming old cabinet tone. Extremely fine
Ex NAC sale 52, 2009, 131.
|Price realized||18'000 CHF|
|Starting price||8'000 CHF|