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Lot 4349    SESSION 16 (9.30AM FRIDAY 2ND AUGUST)    Greek Silver & Bronze Coins

Estimate $1,400
SOLD $970

ATTICA, Athens, Silver Tetradrachm, c.454-449 B.C., (17.02) obv. Head of Athena right wearing crested helmet ornamented with three narrow olive leaves and floral scroll on broader
flan, rev. Owl standing right head facing, to right A**Q*E, behind two leaves of olive twig, berry between and crescent near owl, all within incuse square, (cf.S.2526, Sv. Pl.11, 11; SNG Cop. 33 [Pl.1], SNG Delepierre 1428, SNG Lockett 1839 [Pl.XXXIV]). Good very fine and rare earlier issue.

Ex Munzen & Medaillen, Deutschland, Auction 9, October 4-5, 2001 (lot 9 illustrated) from a special South German private collection of owls and Attiic money formed mostly in the early 1990's and previously from Munz Zentrum Sale 70, December 5, 1990 (lot 241, illustrated).

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