ATHENS SILVER OWL TETRADRACHM – LATE TRANSITIONAL ISSUE STRUCK WHEN THE PARTHENON WAS BEING BUILT – CHOICE XF STAR NGC GRADED GREEK ATTICA COIN (Inv. 13913)
ATTICA. ATHENS. Ca. 455-440 BC.
Silver Tetradrachm, 17.14 g., 24 mm, late Transitional issue.
Obv. Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev. ΑΘΕ, owl standing to right, olive sprig and crescent behind, all within incuse square.
Starr post 449 issues, cf. plate XXIII, 10; SNG Copenhagen 32.
NGC graded CHOICE XF STAR, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5, a exceptional specimen of a coin struck right about the time the Parthenon was being built under the leadership of Pericles.