Attica Athens AR Tetradrachm Athena Owl. Silver Coin 440-404 BC NGC CH XF. Photos are of the actual coin you will receive.Struck sometime between 440 and 404 B. This Greek Silver Tetradrachm was minted in Athens, the capital city of Attica, a region of the Greek empire. It features perhaps the most iconic and instantly recognizable designs found on ancient coinage: the Athenian Owl, flanked by the crescent moon, olive branch, and monogram of its city of origin. The obverse features the goddess Athena herself, protected by her beautifully designed helmet. Part of what makes these coins so iconic is that they are the first mass-circulated coin ever produced! In fact, many of the skilled laborers and soldiers who were paid with these coins simply had no idea what a coin was, resulting in many coins being marked with knives or other instruments used to cut into their surface and confirm their contents.
This coin was graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being in choice extra fine condition. ANCIENT HISTORY YOU CAN HOLD IN YOUR HANDS - Each coin is approximately 2,400 years old from a time when Athens was a cultural center of the world and the heart of ancient Greece.Athens was a key city-state that laid the foundations for Western civilization. When one thinks of ancient Athens, images of the Acropolis, the Parthenon and the Temple of Zeus come to mind. Now you can hold an actual piece of that history in your hands!
This Athenian Owl Silver Tetradrachm was carefully struck by ancient artisans more than two millennia ago. Coin comes sonically sealed in an acrylic coin holder and encapsulated with NGC's label. A parliament refers to a gathering of owls and a fitting label for a coin from this important coin discovery. Athena was the goddess of wisdom and warfare and the patron goddess of Athens.In Greek mythology, she was the daughter of Zeus. The owl is Athena's familiar and, according to legend, she sometimes took the form of her owl. Thank You & Have A Great Day. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Ancient\Greek (450 BC-100 AD)". The seller is "sharp-ideas" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, China, Korea, South, Indonesia, South Africa, Thailand, Hong Kong, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Republic of, Luxembourg.