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Lot 226





Estimate: 20'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 16'000 CHF
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Attica, Athens. Didrachm circa 460, AR 8.48 g. Head of Athena r., wearing Attic helmet decorated with palmettes. Rev. ΑΘΕ Owl standing r. with closed wings, head facing; in upper l. field, olive sprig with berry. All within incuse square. Svoronos pl. 8, 10. Seltman A309/P388. Starr Group II C, 78 (these dies).
Very rare, fewer than 50 specimens known of which less than ten are in private hands.
A prestigious issue of lovely style with a delightful old cabinet tone,
two nicks on obverse, otherwise good very fine

Privately purchased from Harlan J. Berk in December 1989 at the NYICC. From the Harald Salvesen collection.

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