440-404 BC AR Tetradrachm AU

ATTICA. Athens. Ca. 454-404 BC. AR tetradrachm (25mm, 17.19 gm, 8h). NGC Choice AU 5/5 - 5/5. Mid-mass coinage issue, 440-404 BC. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet ornamented with three laurel leaves and vine scroll / ΑΘΕ, owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent moon behind, all within incuse square. HGC 4, 1597. SNG Copenhagen 32. Obverse die break at eye, still a pleasing example of the "pursed lips" variety. We feel these ancient coins represent excellent value in todays market. SCARCE!

Attica is a historical region that encompasses the city of Athens, the capital of present-day Greece. The historical region is centered on the Attic peninsula, which projects into the Aegean Sea. The modern administrative region of Attica is more extensive than the historical region and includes the Saronic Islands, Cythera, and the municipality of Troizinia on the Peloponnesian mainland. The history of Attica is tightly linked with that of Athens, which, from the classical period, was one of the most important cities in the ancient world.


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