Attica, Athens, (449-413 B.C.), silver tetradrachm, (17.16 g), issue c.430 B.C., obv. head of Athena to right wearing ivy crested helmet, eye in profile, rev. owl standing to right, head facing, in erect posture, olive twig and crescent behind, to right, AQE, all in incuse square, (S.2526, BMC 62, cf.Starr Pl.XXII, Agora 8b). Lightly toned, extremely fine.
Ex Brian Bolton Collection and previously from Nomos Auction Sale 13, October 7, 2016 (lot 183), coming from a European Collection prior to 2005.