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CNG 106, Lot: 254. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $10000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ATTICA, Athens. Circa 500/490-485/0 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 17.40 g, 5h). Head of Athena right, wearing round earring and crested Attic helmet decorated with small spiral on the bowl / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig to left, AΘE to right; all within incuse square. Seltman Group M & G; Asyut Group IV; HGC 4, 1590; SNG Copenhagen 20; SNG München 35-7; cf. Dewing 1528. VF, lightly toned, die break on reverse. Struck on a broad flan, showing full crest. Exceptional for issue.

Ex Classical Numismatic Review XL/1 (Spring 2015), no. 996753.