Greece/Attica; Athens c. BCE 454-404

AR Tetradrachm, 24mm, 17.08 g, 9h.

Kroll 8,  SNG Copenhagen 31.

O: helmeted hd of Athena r.

R: AΘΕ,  Owl stg r., hd facing, olive sprig and crescent behind all within incuse square.

Dealer’s notes: Near VF, numerous test cuts and a banker’s mark on obv cheek and on reverse. Earthen encrustation.

This is the kind of Athenian Tet I have always liked. One that shows its wear, and having traveled somewhat extensively. The banker’s marks on the obv and rev both appear to indicate that this coin had traveled in the east and it is likely that is where it was found.

EU/Greece 2002 €1 with image of the "glauke" from 24 centuries ago.