NGC MS 4/5 - 5/5 440-404 BC Ancients ATTICA Athens Silver tetradrachm 23mm. This product data sheet is originally written in English. AR tetradrachm (23mm, 17.20 gm, 7h). NGC MS 4/5 - 5/5.
Head of Athena right, wearing earring, necklace, and crested Attic helmet ornamented with three laurel leaves and vine scroll / ATE, owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig with two leaves and one berry, and Crescent moon behind, all within incuse square. Athens was a great military power in ancient Greece and is considered the birthplace of Western civilization and democracy. After defeating the Persians at the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC, Athens was brought into a golden age. During this period of prosperity, Athens expanded its political and economic influence throughout the Greek world, allowing artistic and intellectual progress to flourish at a rate which has never been matched.Their military and naval strength was aided significantly by their influx of funds from the mining of silver at Laurion. The quantity of silver controlled by the Athenians allowed them to mint the authoritative coinage of ancient Greece, the thick and heavy Athenian "owl" tetradrachm, which remains the most recognizable ancient coin today. This coin was the largest silver coin of its time.
President Theodore Roosevelt kept an owl tetradrachm in his pocket and was inspired to order the redesign of the U. Coinage in the 20th century. 14 Days return if unsatisfied for any reason. All return requests must be made within 30 calendar days of customer receiving the merchandise.NGC MS 4/5 - 4/5 (AD 668-685) Byzantine Constantine IV Pogonatus AV solidus. NGC MS 4/5 - 4/5 (AD 668-685) Byzantine Constantine IV Po. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\Ancient\Greek". The seller is "eastcoins" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.