Athens, Silver 4 drachm. ca. 449-413 BC. Possible eastern imitative coin.

Ancient Coins - Athens, Silver 4 drachm. ca. 449-413 BC.  Possible eastern imitative coin.
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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 24.3 mm. Weight : 16.47 grams.

Reference : as Sear-2526. There are aspects of the style of this coin that are a little off for Athens, and the weight is just a little below the minimum one would expect, making me suspect this example was struck somewhere outside of Athens and thus may be an example of an Eastern Imitative coin.

Grade : VF with a countermark mark on Athena's cheek.

Obverse : Head of Athena right with a countermark of an uncertain letter or monogram on her cheek.

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

Price SKU: vcoin5993
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