Attica, Athens, Magistrates Chari- and Hera-, Cock with Palm, c. 185/180-145 BC, Tetradrachm

$600.00

Attica, Athens, Magistrates Chari- and Hera-, Cock with Palm, c. 185/180-145 BC, Tetradrachm, 15.99g. Thompson-133, coupled with a rev. die unknown to her. Obv: Helmeted head of Athena r. Rx: Owl standing r. on amphora, head front; ethnic and magistrates’ names l. and r., cock stepping r. with palm over shoulder in lower r. field; ME in lower l. field, letter on amphora illegible; all within olive wreath. Thompson knew of three reverse dies of this issue with ME below the amphora, but none with ME in lower l. field as on our coin. From the Philip Ashton Collection, acquired in November 1997.

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Attica, Athens, Magistrates Chari- and Hera-, Cock with Palm, c. 185/180-145 BC, Tetradrachm, 15.99g. Thompson-133, coupled with a rev. die unknown to her. Obv: Helmeted head of Athena r. Rx: Owl standing r. on amphora, head front; ethnic and magistrates’ names l. and r., cock stepping r. with palm over shoulder in lower r. field; ME in lower l. field, letter on amphora illegible; all within olive wreath. Thompson knew of three reverse dies of this issue with ME below the amphora, but none with ME in lower l. field as on our coin. From the Philip Ashton Collection, acquired in November 1997.

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