This is a beautiful, historic, ancient, silver. Piece, also more commonly called an. It was struck during the.
Between the end of the wars with the. Xerxes I and the end of the.After the Greeks chased Xerxes out of Europe, they formed the. Led by Athens, to fight for the freedom of the Greek cities in Asia minor. Perhaps the most famous of the ancient Athenian statesmen-generals, Pericles, turned the.
And moved the treasury from Delos to Athens. With 4/5 strike and 2/5 surface. "Greek Coins & Their Values".
Volume 1, by David R. The Goddess Athena, with frontal eye, wearing crested helmet ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll, earring and necklace. Her hair is drawn across her forehead in parallel curved lines. Saw the building of the temples on the Acropolis including the Parthenon.But the famed democracy of Athens came to treat the other members of the Empire as subject peoples and this led to the disastrous. Pitting Athens and her still loyal allies against Sparta and hers. Owl standing right, head facing in erect posture. Tail feathers represented by single prong. Olive sprig and crescent behind and the letters. Became one of the first true. Readily recognized and circulating widely, they were imitated in other places like Samaria and Arabia. Later examples would be the. Dollar is based on and the. That still circulates in Africa. It saw use and may have been submerged, thus the surfaces.
The Athenians were a sea-based Empire and there were lots of naval battles. A supremely important period, the historical stories the coin carries are as important as they come. Even though it has been professionally graded, that is just an opinion and grading is subjective, so please see the pictures and judge for yourself. For international > please see below. PLEASE, JUST LET ME KNOW.
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