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 23.9 mm Weight : 17.08 grams.

Reference : Sear-2526.

Grade : VF but with a TEST CUT on the owls tail, and with an interesting geometric pattern cut into Athen's cheek , and a couple of very light letters inscribed in the field to the right of the owl (the letters may be Aramaic).

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.

The geometric pattern on Athen's cheek has been noted on the other specimens, and must have an as yet not understood very specific meaning.

Price SKU: vcoin3283
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Rates for: 04/21/18

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