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    Highest Graded Certified Owl

    ATTICA. Athens. Ca. 440-404 BC. AR tetradrachm (23mm, 17.22 gm, 5h). NGC Choice MS★ 5/5 - 5/5. Mid-mass coinage issue. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet ornamented with three laurel leaves and vine scroll / AΘE, owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent moon behind, all within incuse square. HGC 4, 1597. SNG Copenhagen 31-40. Kroll 8. Solidly struck with full details on high-relief portrait and deep-incuse reverse, lavender highlights on steel-gray surfaces. A magnificent specimen of this quintessential issue of ancient coinage. The single finest graded example of the thousands of owls seen by NGC.

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    August, 2019
    15th Thursday
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