Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    A Selection of Imitative "Owls"

    SYRIA or MESOPOTAMIA. Imitating Athens. Ca. 331-310 BC. AR tetradrachm (23mm, 15.93 gm, 9h). Helmeted head of Athena right with profile eye, of crude style / Owl standing right, head facing, ΔΘE (sic) to right, crescent and olive sprig to left. SNG Copenhagen Supplement 1245 (same obverse die). Van Alfen (2004/2005) 64 (this coin). Rare. Good Very Fine.

    From the R.G. Collection.

    This particular coin was part of a hoard documented by Peter van Alfen in his article "A New Athenian 'Owl' and Bullion Hoard from the Near East," in the 2004/2005 American Journal of Numismatics. This thick-flanned coin features an Athena whose image is evocatively made up of simplified lines and curves, and the ethnic on the reverse features a delta instead of an alpha as its first letter. The frosty surfaces of this beautifully evocative coin exhibit very little wear.


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    World and Ancient Coin Bibliography

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2012
    6th-11th Thursday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 239

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 11 days left to consign to the 2018 September 5 - 11 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The coins arrived today. Thank you very much for the special service. You are one of the reasons Heritage is such a great company to work with. Very Special!
    P.,
    Vero Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 14 - 17 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2018 June 14 - 17 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED $18,072,862
    2018 April 20 - 23 CCE World Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
    2018 April 20 - 23 CCE World Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED $8,463,607
    2018 April 26 - 30 CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
    2018 April 26 - 30 CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED $937,134