ATHENS SILVER TETRADRACHM – TRANSITIONAL STARR V.A TYPE WITH SUPERB ARCHAIC SMILE – AU FINE STYLE NGC GRADED GREEK ATTICA COIN (Inv. 14072)
ATTICA. ATHENS. Ca. 465-455 BC.
Silver Tetradrachm, 17.16 g., 24 mm.
Obv. Helmeted head of Athena right with a superlatively rendered “Archaic smile.”
Rev. ΑΘΕ, owl standing to right, olive sprig and crescent behind, all within incuse square.
Starr Group V.A., cf. 166c
NGC graded AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 3/5, FINE STYLE, exceptional artistic style and rendition of the goddess.