Athens, ca. 449-413 BC. Silver tetradrachm.

Ancient Coins - Athens, ca. 449-413 BC. Silver tetradrachm.
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Denomination : Silver tetradrachm.

Date : The traditionally accepted dating of this style is 449 to 413 BC, but I believe they were probably minted down to at least 407 BC, which is the most likely date for the emergency issue plated coins of this style.

Size : 22.5 x 24.5 mm.  Weight : 17.12 grams.

Reference : Sear-2526.

Grade : aVF with a test on the reverse that just barely touches the owl.  The reverse is fairly nicely centered, but the obverse is a little off-centre with the top of Athena's nose off the flan.  Original dark hoard patination.

Obverse : Head of Athena right.

Reverse : Owl standing right, with an olive sprig and crescent moon over its shoulder, with a AQE to the right.

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