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    Early Athens Owl

    ATTICA. Athens. Ca. 460-454 BC. AR tetradrachm (24mm, 17.16 gm, 9h).  Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet ornamented with vine scroll and three laurel leaves / Owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent left; AΘE to right; all within incuse square. Starr plate XXII, 1. Svoronos plate 12, 8. Good Very Fine / Extremely Fine.

    Although the owl's feathers are shown in a single prong, this attractive piece stylistically conforms to Starr's Group V and was almost certainly struck before the "mass coinage" of owls commenced circa 454 BC. 


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