GREEK COINS FROM THE ABOU TAAM FAMILY COLLECTION. ATTICA. ATHENS. Didrachm, about 475-465 BC. AR 8.59 g. Head of Athena r., wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves and volute, disc-shaped ear-clip and necklace. Rev. Within incuse round, shallow incuse square, in which owl standing r., head facing, in field r., AΘE, l., two olive leaves, the l. one overlapping the frame. Seltman, A. 212,455 (this specimen, illustr. pl. XX); Starr 36,80 (this specimen); Svoronos, A. pl. 9,18 (this specimen).
Estimate: - |
Starting price: 100'000 CHF
Price realized: 140'000 CHF
Extremely rare denomination of a very rare issue. Excellent transitional style.
Wonderful old cabinet tone. Extremely fine
Consul E.F. Weber collection.
Auction J. Hirsch, Munich XXI (1908),1649.
Auction Numismatica Ars Classica NAC AG, Zurich 54 (2010),96.