Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm "Helmeted Athena & Owl" Uncirculated Toned. Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye. Reverse: AOE Owl standing right, head facing, closed tail feathers; olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square.References: Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. Virtually as-struck and beautifully toned!
An absolutely stunning example of this classic and ever-popular type! Choice striking on the owl! With full color picture and signed by a professional numismatist and is guaranteed authentic forever. With decades of ancient numismatic experience, you can be assured that all of the coins we sell are both genuine and as described! This coin will come in a convenient archival safe pvc-free2"x2" flip, along with a description of the coin's details and attribution.
Arrangements can be made for longer terms only on an approved basis (contact me for approval). Every coin will come with an attractive certificate of authenticity, signed by our professional numismatist with a color image of your coin! The Ancient Romans were a proud and mighty civilization.They conquered much of their known world and many powerful enemies in the process. At the height of their power, it seemed as though they were unstoppable and that their power would last for eternity. It comes as no surprise then, that eventually they would place the legends ROMAE AETERNAE on their coinage. These legends translate into "Eternal Rome" and these coins usually depict the Roman city goddess Roma with a Spear and a victory in her hand as well as a shield beside or beneath her. These icons were symbols of Roma's might. The spear represented the strength of the Roman army and the phalanx. The shield also representing this might, but also giving a sense that under Roman rule, one was safe. The victory of course representing its namesake in the victories over Rome's enemies. It is clear that the Romans thought their empire would last for eternity. Of course we today know that the Roman empire did not last for eternity, and that what remains is only a small shadow of its former glory. All is not lost, however. The coins they minted have preserved a snapshot of their memory.
By preserving and collecting these coins, we are keeping their memory alive. Romae Aeternae Numismatics offers this history at prices affordable to most everyone.
You too can own a piece of this history and memory of the Eternal Roman Empire! Here at Romae Aeternae Numismatics, we have chosen to include the depiction of Roma on our logo and seal of authenticity because we believe it represents Rome's most meaningful piece of Numismatic history. It represents her national pride, her traditions, her power, might, and her prestige! I hope you find something that meets your interests! The item "Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm Helmeted Athena & Owl Uncirculated Toned" is in sale since Friday, April 5, 2019.This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Greek (450 BC-100 AD)". The seller is "romae_aeternae_numismatics" and is located in Niles, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.