Athens silver Tetradrachm Head of Athena right, wearing earring, necklace, and crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl. Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and berry in upper left field, AE to right; all within incuse square. A fine centrally struck high relief striking with attractive light tone. Diameter 24 mms The Athenian owl silver tetradrachm is one of the most influential coins of all time. In the fifth century BC, Athens emerged as the greatest of all Greek cities.During this period that Athens' most famous monument, the Parthenon, was erected atop the Acropolis. A good example of a historically fascinating type. Near mint Athens Tetradrachm 454-404 BC. Head of Athena right, wearing earring, necklace, and crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl.
The Athenian owl silver tetradrachm is unquestionably one of the most influential coins of all time. During the fifth century BC, when Athens emerged as the greatest of all Greek cities, owls were the most widely used international coin and helped to spread Greek culture throughout the Mediterranean world. During this period the Athenian Greeks repelled the Persians at Marathon and again at Salamis - battles that historians have described as changing the trajectory of western civilization. In the years that followed these battles, Philosophy, Art, Architecture, Science and Literature developed to an astonishing level. It was also during this period that Athens' most famous monument, the Parthenon, was erected atop the Acropolis.
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