Attica, Athens, (449-413 B.C.), silver tetradrachm, (16.98 g), issue c.420 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). Attractively toned, good portrait with old scratch on cheek, good very fine or better.
Ex Brian Bolton Collection and previously Antiquarius New Zealand, 2012 with ticket.