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CNG 87, Lot: 461. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.13 g, 7h). Eastern imitation. Helmeted head of Athena right; c/m on cheek: Phoenician S in incuse square / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. P.G. van Alfen, "The 'Owls' from the 1989 Syria Hoard with a review of Pre-Macedonian Coinage in Egypt," AJN 14 (2002), pl. 12, 6. Good VF, lightly toned, double struck on reverse.