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Lot # 42 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$16500 / Price Realized: US$14000
Attica. Athens. Tetradrachm
Attica. Athens. c. 475/70 BC. Tetradrachm, 16.76g. (1h). Obv: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet, the truncation dotted. Rx: ΑΘΕ Owl standing right, head facing; in upper left field, olive twig and crescent moon. All within incuse square. Starr, Group I, p. 15, 5, pl. I (this coin). Seltman, Group N, p. 207, 412 (A274/P349), pl. XVIII (this coin). Cf. Svoronos, pl. 8, 1. Starr Group I. Planchet flaw on upper part of helmet of Athena, but her face is quite beautiful and rather sharp. This appears to be the finest of only 12 recorded Starr Group I coins, which were the first Athenian coins with the crescent added on the reverse, commemorating the Battle of Marathon. About EF/VF.

Ex Gemini VII, 9 January 2011, lot 367, from the Rockefeller University/Dr. Alfred E. Mirsky Collection. Ex Charles Seltman Collection.
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