ATHENS AE 22 – SCARCE ISSUE WITH ATHENA HOLDING SPEAR AND SHIELD – AU NGC GRADED GREEK ATTICA COIN (Inv. 14957)
ATTICA. ATHENS, ca. AD 264-267.
Bronze AE22, 6.93 g, 21 mm.
Obv. Helmeted head of Athena Parthenos right, wearing crested helmet, within dotted border.
Rev. AΘHNAIΩN, Athena, standing and facing, her head turned left, holding spear and shield.
Kroll 318; Svoronos pl. 86, 7 (same obverse die); SNG Copenhagen 391-392; BMC Attica pg. 93, 676-678.
Ex CNG Triton V, 1/15/2002, lot 364.
NGC graded AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5, an exceptional specimen of a rare variety for this difficult series, part of an entire bronze coinage struck by Athens during the Roman period.