This Athenian Owl coin is one of the finest of all Greek coins in existence. It is one of three coins tied for the finest known by the Greeks. Attica. Athens. Decadrachm c. 465-460 BC. , Obverse: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over spiral palmette and three-piece drop earrings. Reverse: A - Θ - Ε Owl standing facing, wings spread; olive sprig at upper left; all within incuse square
ANCIENT COINS. GREEK. Kingdom of Macedon, Alexander III, The Great (336-323 B.C.), Gold Stater, 8.61g, 8h. Mint of Amphipolis, lifetime issue, struck 336-323 B.C. Head of Athena facing right, wearing a crested Corinthian helmet ornamented with a coiled serpent. Rev AΛEΞANΔPOY, Nike standing facing left, holding a wreath and a stylis, a trident-head on left (Price 172; Müller 105; SNG Berry 142).