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Rare Group IV Drachm

Triton XXII, Lot: 210. Estimate $4000.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ATTICA, Athens. Circa 475-465 BC. AR Drachm (15mm, 4.29 g, 5h). Head of Athena right, with frontal eye, wearing earring, necklace, and crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl / Owl standing right, head facing, with spread tail feathers; olive sprig to left, AΘE to right; all within incuse square. Starr Group IV, 145–57 var. (unlisted dies); Svoronos, Monnaies, pl. 9, 26, 28, and 32; HGC 4, 1629; SNG Berry 677; Boston MFA 1064; McClean 5825. Near EF, lovely deep old cabinet tone, a couple light marks, fine cleaning marks on reverse. Rare.