AR Triobol. 1.96g, 12.4mm
MINTED: ATTICA, Athens, circa 454-404 BC
REF: SNG Copenhagen 44-47
OBVERSE: Helmeted head of Athena right.
REVERSE: Owl standing facing, wings closed, between olive sprays; A-Θ-E (retrograde) around.
Almost Very Fine/Fine.
Though very much rarer than the large tetradrachms, silver fractional coinage of Athens such as this triobol are considerably more affordable.
This coin was struck during the Golden Age of Athens (480-404 BC), when it established its preeminence over all the other city-states in Greece. This was the period that saw great Athenians like the statesmen-generals Themistocles, Alcibiades and Pericles, philosophers Anaxagoras and Socrates, historian Thucydides, dramatist Sophocles, and many others, lay the foundations of thought, culture, and politics that shaped the history of western civilization.
ATTICA, Athens . 454-404 BC . AR Triobol . Scarce fractional coinage
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