Item as show in picture. Attica, Athens 440-404 BC Silver Tetradrachm (17.19g) NGC Mint State 4/5 Strike 4/5 Surface. Obverse- Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet ornamented with three olive-leaves and floral scroll. Reverse- Large OWL, olive sprig with berry and crescent in upper left field, AE to right. The Owl had gained the trust of the laborers, soldiers, and merchants for their silver purity and popularity.They are still widely known by that term today, the owl depicted upon the Athenian Tetradrachm is the Minerva Owl. The owl, as a symbol for wisdom, was the mascot of Athena, and frequently accompanies the goddess as this coin demonstrates. According to myth, Athena, goddess of wisdom and the patron goddess of Athens, even had the ability to take the form of an owl. The reverse depicts a standing owl within an incuse square, head facing forward, with a crescent moon and olive spray, and , (of the Athenians).
Athena is featured on the obverse wearing a helmet with floral scroll and three olive leaves. These well preserved ancient silver Tetradrachm are approximately the size of quarter but twice its thickness. We just bought a fresh group out of Europe and are currently graded. All of our ancient coins are certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC Ancients). The item "Attica Athens ancient Greek Silver coins AU Owl With Olive Stig And Moon In Back" is in sale since Sunday, November 28, 2021.This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Roman\ Imperial (27 BC-476 AD)". The seller is "usuye-1ixsho" and is located in Pueblo, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.