ATHENS SILVER TETRADRACHM – SPECTACULAR 440-404 BC CLASSICAL PERIOD ISSUE – CHOICE MINT STATE 5-5 NGC GRADED GREEK ATTICA COIN (Inv. 15262)
ATTICA. ATHENS. Ca. 440-404 BC.
Silver Tetradrachm, 17.21 g, 26 mm
Obv. Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev. Owl standing to right, olive sprig and crescent behind, all within incuse square.
Kroll 8; SNG Copenhagen 31-40; Dewing 1591-1598; HGC 4, 1597.
NGC graded CHOICE MINT STATE, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5, struck on a broad oblong planchet with a nearly complete full crest and proof-like luster in fields, among the very best available (of over 7000 graded Athenian owls, only 1% are in the CH MS grade).