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Lot 40

Estimate: -   |   Starting price: 100'000 CHF Price realized: 140'000 CHF
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).
Extremely rare denomination of a very rare issue. Excellent transitional style.
Wonderful old cabinet tone. Extremely fine
Consul E.F. Weber collection.
Goekopp collection.
Auction J. Hirsch, Munich XXI (1908),1649.
Auction Numismatica Ars Classica NAC AG, Zurich 54 (2010),96.

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