ancient athenaen coin depicting the owl as the symbol for the goddess Athena.  I have this replica and I love to wear it as a pendant.

ancient athenaen coin depicting the owl as the symbol for the goddess Athena. I have this replica and I love to wear it as a pendant.

The highest priced ancient Greek coin to sell in #heritageauction: Sicily. Naxos. c. 415 BC. Tetradrachm, Good EF

The highest priced ancient Greek coin to sell in #heritageauction: Sicily. Naxos. c. 415 BC. Tetradrachm, Good EF

The silver tetradrachm  provides an exceptionally clear portrait of Cleopatra. The coin was struck in Antioch sometime after her marriage to Antony in 37 BC, when she was about thirty-two years old. But it is not necessarily an accurate depiction of the queen, whose aquiline nose and prominent chin likely have been influenced by portraits of Antony himself, following an artistic convention that the wife assimilate the appearance of her husband to better suggest their mutual harmony.

The silver tetradrachm provides an exceptionally clear portrait of Cleopatra. The coin was struck in Antioch sometime after her marriage to Antony in 37 BC, when she was about thirty-two years old. But it is not necessarily an accurate depiction of the queen, whose aquiline nose and prominent chin likely have been influenced by portraits of Antony himself, following an artistic convention that the wife assimilate the appearance of her husband to better suggest their mutual harmony.

Samos silver tetradrachm c. 400-365 BC. O. Lion-skin headdress R. Front half of an ox, with an olive branch in the field

Samos silver tetradrachm c. 400-365 BC. O. Lion-skin headdress R. Front half of an ox, with an olive branch in the field

MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Demetrius Poliorcetes. (305-283 BC). Silver tetradrachm www.acsearch.info/search.html?search=similar%3A395243 www.numisbids.com/n.php?p=wantlist_add&s=1&input_terms=K%C3%96NIGREICH+MAKEDONIEN+DEMETRIOS+I.+POLIORKETES++(306++-+283+v.+Chr.)+Tetradrachmon%2C+ca.+289

MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Demetrius Poliorcetes. (305-283 BC). Silver tetradrachm www.acsearch.info/search.html?search=similar%3A395243 www.numisbids.com/n.php?p=wantlist_add&s=1&input_terms=K%C3%96NIGREICH+MAKEDONIEN+DEMETRIOS+I.+POLIORKETES++(306++-+283+v.+Chr.)+Tetradrachmon%2C+ca.+289

ATTICA. Athens. Ca. 454-404 BC. AR tetradachm (16.72 gm). Helmeted head of Athena right/ Owl right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent behind.

ATTICA. Athens. Ca. 454-404 BC. AR tetradachm (16.72 gm). Helmeted head of Athena right/ Owl right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent behind.

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