It is the first silver coin to be circulated internationally, as well as one of the first coins to feature detailed obverse and reverse imagery. Nicknamed the "Little Owl, " merchants and traders of cities outside of Athens appreciated the Owls for their easy exchangeability, enabling the Athenian Owl Tetradrachm to become the world's first great trade currency. Classic imagery of the Athenian Silver Tetradrachm.
The obverse depicts the helmeted head of the goddess of wisdom, Athena, facing right. A palmette, which is an intricate floral scroll, adorns the helmet, along with three olive leaves. The Owl of Minerva, Athena's frequent companion, is illustrated on the reverse, standing right, head facing forward, with a tiny crescent moon and an olive spray above its wing. Inscribed "AOE, " which represents of the Athenians. Quality customer service is a top priority in our store.
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If you have any questions, feel free to let us know. The item "Attica Athens Greek Owl Silver Tetradrachm Coin (440-404 BC) NGC CH AU 5/5 5/5" is in sale since Friday, September 10, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Greek (450 BC-100 AD)". The seller is "agapi_coins" and is located in Irvine, California.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, 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, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.