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Widder Hotel, Zürich
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Lot 78
Estimate: 4000 CHF
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 455-449 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.11 g 9). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves, sprig with palmette and round earring. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing, with triple-pronged tail feathers; behind, olive sprig and crescent; all within incuse square. Starr Group V.B, series 4. Very minor flan crack, otherwise an attractive, compact coin with a splendid owl. Extremely fine.


From the Patrick H. C. Tan Collection, ex Classical Numismatic Group 76, 12 September 2007, 464.

This piece falls at the beginning of the mass issues of tetradrachms struck after the removal of the treasury of the Delian League to Athens in 455, and retains the fine style of those earlier pieces.
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Online bidding closes: 18 May 2010 09:00:00 CET
Current Date & Time: 21 Mar 2019 15:02:11 CET
Remaining Time: Closed
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF

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Lot 78
Estimate: 4000 CHF
Hammer Price: 5500 CHF
ATTICA, Athens. Circa 455-449 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.11 g 9). Head of Athena right, wearing Attic ...
Lot 79
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Hammer Price: 5400 CHF
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Lot 80
Estimate: 5000 CHF
Hammer Price: 5400 CHF
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