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Exceptional Ancient Forgery

CNG 106, Lot: 270. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. Fourrée Tetradrachm (24mm, 13.22 g, 3h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 9; cf. HGC 4, 1597 (for prototype). EF, toned, edge split (revealing copper core). An exceptional ancient forgery.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 103 (14 September 2016), lot 169 (hammer $1800, but not paid); Triton XV (3 January 2012), lot 1172.