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Silver Tetradrachm.

This enormous issue, the largest of any Greek state up to that time seems to have begun with the Athenians appropriated 5,000 talents from the treasury of the Delian League in order to pay for rebuilding work on the city’s temples. Over the following decades huge quantities of tetradrachms were minted to finance grandiose building projects, such as the Parthenon.

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Silver Tetradrachm.

This enormous issue, the largest of any Greek state up to that time seems to have begun with the Athenians appropriated 5,000 talents from the treasury of the Delian League in order to pay for rebuilding work on the city’s temples. Over the following decades huge quantities of tetradrachms were minted to finance grandiose building projects, such as the Parthenon.

Additional Information

Origin

Ancient Greece

Date

454 – 404 BC

Denomination

15.6 grams

Obverse

Head of Athena right wearing crested helmet with three olive leaves and floral scroll.

Reverse

Owl standing right, head facing. AOE in right field, olive twig and crescent, all within incuse square.