Experience the allure of ancient Greece with this CH AU NGC certified Athenian Tetradrachma! Minted between 440 BCE and 404 BCE, this remarkable coin transports you back in time to the city of Athens. Imagine owning a piece of history that witnessed the birth of democracy, the wisdom of Athena, and the artistic achievements of a bygone era. With its depiction of the goddess Athena on one side and the majestic owl on the other, this Tetradrachma is not just a coin, it’s a tangible connection to an extraordinary period.
Greek: Attica, Athens, c. 454-404 BCE, AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.25g, 8h), NGC Ch AU 4/5, 4/5.
Obverse: Head of Athena to the right, wearing crested Attic helmet ornamented with three olive leaves above visor and spiral palmette on bowl, round earring with central boss, and pearl necklace.
Reverse: Owl standing to the right with the head facing, olive sprig and crescent behind, AOE before, all within incuse square.
Kroll 8. Dewing 1591-8. SNG Copenhagen 31. HGC 4, 1597
If you would like to learn a bit more about the Drachma, we recommend reading our blog post: “Drachma: The Coin Of Ancient Greece.”
If you would like to read about ancient Athens, We recommend reading our blog post: “Athens: Ancient Greek City State”