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Attractive Compact Head with Full Crest

Triton XXII, Lot: 219. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24.5mm, 17.19 g, 5h). Head of Athena right, with frontal eye, wearing earring, necklace with pendants, and crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent to left, AΘE to right; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597; SNG Copenhagen 31; SNG München 49; Dewing 1591–7; Gulbenkian 519–21; Kraay & Hirmer 362. Superb EF, lustrous. Attractive compact portrait, well centered, with full crest visible.