AN ATHENIAN SILVER TETRADRACHM SET IN AN 18K GOLD PENDANT

AN ATHENIAN SILVER TETRADRACHM SET IN AN 18K GOLD PENDANT


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1297059

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 $3,700.00 
Middle Eastern or Levant Mint; c. 454-404 BCE

Obverse: Head of Athena facing right wearing helmet with floral scroll and aegis.

Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing. Olive sprig and crescent moon in left field, countermark in right field. A-TH-E.

Coin in fine condition set in modern 18K gold pendant.

Weight: 22.7g; Diameter: 25mm

Worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.

Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Bibliography:

SNG Cop, 31-40

SNG München, 52 var

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The preferred coinage of the Greek world due to their high silver content, Athenian Owls were minted in a variety of locations. The countermark on this example suggests that it was minted in the Levant or Middle East. The style of Athena and the owl indicate the period during which the coin was minted.