Athens c454-404BC Owl Silver Tetradrachm good Very Fine

Athens c454-404BC Owl Silver Tetradrachm good Very Fine

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  • Struck nearly 2,500 years ago, in the Ancient Greek city-state of Athens.
  • One of the world’s most recognisable, most sought after coins.
  • Bears a striking depiction of the Goddess Athena on the obverse.
  • Features Athena’s companion, the Owl, upon the reverse.
  • Of the Classical style, this eye-catching example is graded good Very Fine.

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Underpinned by an exquisite blend of beauty, history and importance, the Owl Silver Tetradrachm is an everlasting artefact of Ancient Greece – and undoubtedly one of the most popular of all Ancient coins. Sought after in all grades, this is your chance to secure this important type in good Very Fine condition!

The companion of the Athena, Goddess of Wisdom and War, the Owl was the principal symbol of the Ancient Greek City-state of Athens – and a natural choice as a motif for the city’s coinage. Struck from silver excavated from Athens’ rich silver mines, the most notable of these was the Owl Tetradrachm, issued from the 6th to the 2nd century BC.

An emblem of the economic, political, cultural and military power of Athens, the consistency of the weight and purity the Silver Owl meant that it was among the Ancient world’s most readily accepted coins. Indeed, circulating throughout the Mediterranean and beyond, Athens Owls have been unearthed as far afield as Africa and India! Today, the Owl is one of the most famous coin types, across every field of numismatics, and forms the cornerstone of so many collections.

Thick, weighty, and underpinned by strong detail in the depictions of Athena and her owl, we have one example of this iconic Ancient Greek coin type impressive good Very Fine quality. Click add to cart now!

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Country of IssueGreece
Year of Issue454-404 B.C
GradeVery Fine


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