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3rd century BC. Obv: head of Athena right wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with star. Rev: AQHNAS NIKHFOROY legend above and beneath owl standing facing on palm branch, wings spread; TK monogram in left field, PL monogram in right field. SNG Cop 392; cf. Sear 3962-3963 (monograms). See Wildwinds.com (this coin). 3.08 grams ("). With collector envelope. It has been suggested, from the reverse legend, that Pergamon was commissioned by the sanctuary to strike these coins to finance the Nikephoria festival which celebrated Athena as the bringer of victory. [No Reserve]


Very fine. Scarce monograms.

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Greek Coins - Pergamum - Mysia - Owl on Branch Bronze

Estimate £30 - £50Mar 24, 2018
23-24 Berkeley Square
London, W1J 6HE
United Kingdom
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