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CNG 106, Lot: 259. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ATTICA, Athens. Circa 500/490-485/0 BC. AR Tetradrachm (20.5mm, 16.57 g, 1h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive spray behind; all within incuse square. Seltman Group M & G; Asyut Group IV; HGC 4, 1590; E. Pászthory & S. Hurter, “Metallurgische Untersuchungen an archaischen Münzen aus Athen” in SM 124 (November 1981), 11 (this coin). VF, toned, a bit rough on reverse. Well centered and attractive archaic head of Athena.

Ex Berk BBS 162 (15 January 2009), lot 81; Dr. Roland Maly Collection (not in LHS sale); Nomos AG stock, 1979 (CHF 11,500); Münzen und Medaillen AG FPL 223 (June 1962), n. 11.