Archaic Athens Tetradrachm - 490 BC. An archaic silver tetradrachm from Athens, dating to around 490 BC. The obverse with the helmeted head of Athena, in bold archaic style. The reverse with the iconic coat of arms of Athens, the little owl. The bird is shown in profile, it's head turned to face the viewer, staring through large, round eyes, an olive sprig in the top left field. This dumpy silver coin dates to the Golden Age of Athens, a time when the city would lead Greece to victory against the Persian Empire, develop the world's first democratic system and become the most influential centre for the arts and philosophy.
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