Ancient Coins and Numismatic Books (22 June 2011)

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Date of Auction: 22nd June 2011

Sold for £7,200

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500

Athens, Tetradrachm, c. 450-404, head of Athena facing right, wearing Attic helmet, ear-ring and necklace, rev. ΑΘΕ, owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent moon in upper left corner, all within incuse square, 17.15g/4h (Svoronos pl. 12, 17; SNG München 53; Flament, pl. 12, 1; Hoberman pp.58, 67, this coin). Extremely fine, toned £2,000-2,500

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Provenance:
Münzen und Medaillen Auktion 54 (Basle), 26 October 1978, lot 226