Attica, Athens, "New Style" AR Tetradrachm, VF/VF+, 165 - 142 B.C.E.

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ATTICA, ATHENS "NEW STYLE" AR TETRADRACHM

HGC 4, 1602. Thompson 292, Very Fine/Very Fine+, 30.8mm, 16.39 grams, Struck Circa. 138/137 B.C.E., Glau(kos) and Eche(krates) orEche(demos) magistrates

Obverse: Head of Athena to right wearing triple-crested ornamented Attic helmet

Reverse: Owl standing to right, head facing, I (9th month) on amphora below, A-ΘΕ ΓΛ AY EXE magistrates’ names in three lines across field, radiate head of Helios facing in right field; ΑΠ (engravers initials) to lower left, all within wreath

A nice example, struck on a broad flan with quite an excellent reverse!