OT A little older

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OT A little older

Post by vampicker » Sat Sep 03, 2022 11:02 pm

OK so a lot older. I went to the Ohio State Coin Show in Dublin today and was looking for a couple of pieces I couldn't find and some stuff for a type set which I did find. But the thing about shows is you'll run across stuff you didn't know you wanted until you see it in hand. I ended up with this tetradrachm of Athens c.440-404 BC. Pushing two and a half millennia and it looks just about brand new.
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Re: OT A little older

Post by DHalladay » Sat Sep 03, 2022 11:22 pm

Gorgeous Owl coin!
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Re: OT A little older

Post by Tekkie1 » Sun Sep 04, 2022 12:11 am

Suhweet!! :mrgreen:

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Re: OT A little older

Post by playtime1 » Sun Sep 04, 2022 1:47 am

Great looking 2500 year old coin JR! I may be wrong, but I believe that the owl is the symbol honoring Athena, who Athens is named after. The helmet detail is amazing.

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Re: OT A little older

Post by JohnGoldsmith » Sun Sep 04, 2022 2:20 am

It looks in better shape than the current owner.

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Re: OT A little older

Post by messydesk » Sun Sep 04, 2022 2:42 am

Cool classic coin, and sometimes you just have to pull the trigger for that reason alone.
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Re: OT A little older

Post by vampicker » Sun Sep 04, 2022 3:00 am

JohnGoldsmith wrote:
Sun Sep 04, 2022 2:20 am
It looks in better shape than the current owner.
That's always been true
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Re: OT A little older

Post by shortnock » Sun Sep 04, 2022 3:37 pm

Fine photos of a superfine, probably seven tailfeather, specimen.
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