ATHENS SILVER TETRADRACHM – TRANSITIONAL STARR V.A TYPE WITH SUPERB ARCHAIC SMILE – CHOICE AU STAR NGC GRADED GREEK ATTICA COIN (Inv. 14071)
ATTICA. ATHENS. Ca. 465-455 BC.
Silver Tetradrachm, 17.20 g., 25 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. 166b
NGC graded CHOICE AU STAR, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5, an exceptional specimen of a scarce transitional variety, and an outstanding example of Greek Archaic art at its finest.