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    NEAR EAST or EGYPT. Ca. 5th-4th centuries BC. AR tetradrachm (23mm, 16.30 gm, 8h). NGC AU 4/5 - 4/5. 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. Peter van Alfen, "The 'Owls' from the 1989 Syria Hoard with a review of Pre-Macedonian Coinage in Egypt," AJN 14 (2002), pl. 11, 2. For Athens prototype, cf. HGC 4, 1597. cf. SNG Copenhagen 31-40. cf. Kroll 8.

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