Attica, Athens, AR Archiac-Style \'Owl\' Obol, c. 515/490 BC
City/Region:
Attica, Athens
Denomination:
AR Obol
Composition:
Silver
Date:
circa 515/490 BC
Obverse:
Head of Athena, of archaic style, wearing a close-fitting crested Attic helmet, facing right
Reverse:
AΘE, Owl standing right, head facing; to left, two olive-leafs with berry; all within incuse square
Size:
8.58mm, 0.87g, 9h
Grade:
aVF, toned, porous surfaces
Rarity:
very rare, early archaic issue
Provenance:
ex Dr. Busso Peus Nachf Auction 421 (1-3 November 2017), Lot 1075; ex Dr. Busso Peus Nachf Auction E-Auction 5 (8 July 2017), Lot 43; ex Solidus Numismatik (17 March 2016)
References:
Seltman Group L; SNG Copenhagen 24-25; SNG München 38 (but, likely group G or M); SNG Soutzos 664; BMC Attica [Athens] p. 5, 33-38; HGC 4, 1657; SGCV I 2524 var. (one olive leaf); Kroll -; SNG Berry -

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