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    Owl

    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 80th Buy or Bid Sale

    the head of Phidias masterpiece was depicted on the New Style Athenian tetradrachms one of the noblest images of the Hellenistic age The appearance of Phidias masterpiece is known only from these coins a few other smaller and less significant coins two Roman era souvenir statuettes and verbal descriptions 105 ATTICA ATHENS New Style 170 69 BC Tetradrachm Thompson 290d Athena right Owl standing on amphora with bust of Helios right Good EF EF 650 The symbol of Nike in a chariot on the subsequent three coins recalls a victory in the Panathenaic games won by the magistrate MIKION or an earlier member of the family 106 ATTICA ATHENS New Style ca 169 8 BC Tetradrachm Thompson 31 7c Athena right Owl standing on amphora with Nike in quadriga right EF VF 475 107 ATTICA ATH


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 80th Buy or Bid Sale

    the head of Phidias masterpiece was depicted on the New Style Athenian tetradrachms one of the noblest images of the Hellenistic age The appearance of Phidias masterpiece is known only from these coins a few other smaller and less significant coins two Roman era souvenir statuettes and verbal descriptions 105 ATTICA ATHENS New Style 170 69 BC Tetradrachm Thompson 290d Athena right Owl standing on amphora with bust of Helios right Good EF EF 650 The symbol of Nike in a chariot on the subsequent three coins recalls a victory in the Panathenaic games won by the magistrate MIKION or an earlier member of the family 106 ATTICA ATHENS New Style ca 169 8 BC Tetradrachm Thompson 31 7c Athena right Owl standing on amphora with Nike in quadriga right EF VF 475 107 ATTICA ATH


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 183rd Buy or Bid Sale

    A TANAGRA Stater Boeotia Tanagra 387 374 BC 12 OOg BCD Boiotia 264 Traite pi 204 6 Obv Boeotian shield Rx Forepart of horse with laurel garland around its neck bunch of grapes below Ex Spink s Cucular Jan Feb 1979 Banker s marks on horse s shoulder and shield VF 2950 116 ATTIC ATHENS 540 535 BC Tetradrachm 17 OOg Seltman 394 So called Civic Mint Obv Helmetedhead of Athena nglil Rx Owl standing nght head faang Though rather worn the obverse of this coin is perfectly centered and it is one of the earliest issues of Athens with the Athena obverse and owl reverse Fine Good Fine 2100 117 ATTIC ATHENS 530 525 BC Tetradrachm 17 08g Seltman Group L Obv Helmeted head of Atliena nghl Rx Owl standmg nghl head faang Tliough rather worn and with a planchet defect on the reverse this


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 183rd Buy or Bid Sale

    A TANAGRA Stater Boeotia Tanagra 387 374 BC 12 OOg BCD Boiotia 264 Traite pi 204 6 Obv Boeotian shield Rx Forepart of horse with laurel garland around its neck bunch of grapes below Ex Spink s Cucular Jan Feb 1979 Banker s marks on horse s shoulder and shield VF 2950 116 ATTIC ATHENS 540 535 BC Tetradrachm 17 OOg Seltman 394 So called Civic Mint Obv Helmetedhead of Athena nglil Rx Owl standing nght head faang Though rather worn the obverse of this coin is perfectly centered and it is one of the earliest issues of Athens with the Athena obverse and owl reverse Fine Good Fine 2100 117 ATTIC ATHENS 530 525 BC Tetradrachm 17 08g Seltman Group L Obv Helmeted head of Atliena nghl Rx Owl standmg nghl head faang Tliough rather worn and with a planchet defect on the reverse this


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 180th Buy or Bid Sale

    hield to r Ex Superior 30 May 1995 lot 7384 VF 900 311 BOEOTIA THEBES 196 146 BC 1 2 Stater 2 57g BM 96 SNG Cop 390 Obv Wreathed head of Poseidon r Rx Nike standing I holding wreath and trident monogram in I field Ex Superior 30 May 1995 lot 7386 High relief Toned aEF 950 312 ATTIC ATHENS 530 BC Tetradrachm 17 01g Seltman 394 Obv Helmeted head of Athena right Rx Owl standing facing within incuse square Ex Superior 30 May 1995 lot 7394 While the surfaces of this coin are unpleasant It is in a class of coins that were some of the earliest of the Athena and owl type Fine 3250 313 ATTIC ATHENS 490 480 BC Tetradrachm 16 00g Seltman 124 so called Paeonia Mint but incorrect Obv Helmeted head of Athena right Rx Owl standing facing within incuse squ


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 183rd Buy or Bid Sale

    A TANAGRA Stater Boeotia Tanagra 387 374 BC 12 OOg BCD Boiotia 264 Traite pi 204 6 Obv Boeotian shield Rx Forepart of horse with laurel garland around its neck bunch of grapes below Ex Spink s Cucular Jan Feb 1979 Banker s marks on horse s shoulder and shield VF 2950 116 ATTIC ATHENS 540 535 BC Tetradrachm 17 OOg Seltman 394 So called Civic Mint Obv Helmetedhead of Athena nglil Rx Owl standing nght head faang Though rather worn the obverse of this coin is perfectly centered and it is one of the earliest issues of Athens with the Athena obverse and owl reverse Fine Good Fine 2100 117 ATTIC ATHENS 530 525 BC Tetradrachm 17 08g Seltman Group L Obv Helmeted head of Atliena nghl Rx Owl standmg nghl head faang Tliough rather worn and with a planchet defect on the reverse this


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 180th Buy or Bid Sale

    hield to r Ex Superior 30 May 1995 lot 7384 VF 900 311 BOEOTIA THEBES 196 146 BC 1 2 Stater 2 57g BM 96 SNG Cop 390 Obv Wreathed head of Poseidon r Rx Nike standing I holding wreath and trident monogram in I field Ex Superior 30 May 1995 lot 7386 High relief Toned aEF 950 312 ATTIC ATHENS 530 BC Tetradrachm 17 01g Seltman 394 Obv Helmeted head of Athena right Rx Owl standing facing within incuse square Ex Superior 30 May 1995 lot 7394 While the surfaces of this coin are unpleasant It is in a class of coins that were some of the earliest of the Athena and owl type Fine 3250 313 ATTIC ATHENS 490 480 BC Tetradrachm 16 00g Seltman 124 so called Paeonia Mint but incorrect Obv Helmeted head of Athena right Rx Owl standing facing within incuse squ


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    Calcoin News, vol. 28, no. 4

    9/1/1974

    The Timeless Owls of Athens By O H Dodson CSNA 599 In the Sixth Century Before Christ the city of Athens issued a new coin design The obverse carried a crude likeness of Athena the beloved goddess of Intellectual Wisdom Of all cities in the Greek world Athena was most venerated in Athens and it was on their acropolis that Athenians would raise a mag nificent temple to their patron goddess the Parthenon


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    Calcoin News, vol. 28, no. 4

    9/1/1974

    The Timeless Owls of Athens By O H Dodson CSNA 599 In the Sixth Century Before Christ the city of Athens issued a new coin design The obverse carried a crude likeness of Athena the beloved goddess of Intellectual Wisdom Of all cities in the Greek world Athena was most venerated in Athens and it was on their acropolis that Athenians would raise a mag nificent temple to their patron goddess the Parthenon


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    Calcoin News, vol. 28, no. 4

    9/1/1974

    The Timeless Owls of Athens By O H Dodson CSNA 599 In the Sixth Century Before Christ the city of Athens issued a new coin design The obverse carried a crude likeness of Athena the beloved goddess of Intellectual Wisdom Of all cities in the Greek world Athena was most venerated in Athens and it was on their acropolis that Athenians would raise a mag nificent temple to their patron goddess the Parthenon


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 159th Buy or Bid Sale

    cross VF 250 GREEK BRONZES 415 SPAIN ILERDA AE 24 c 204 154 BC BC 4 60g SG 21 Calic6 584 Obv Young male head r Rx Wolf r Iberian legend above Ex John Twente Animal Collection FineA F 200 416 SPAIN CARTEIA 50 BC 7 85g Burgos 497 Obv Jupiter Rx Dolphin Fine 150 417 ETRURIA UNCERTAIN MINTS AE 15 3rd cent BC 2 1 2g HN 74 Grose 1481 Obv Head of Apollo r Rx Owl standing facing Rare ex John Twente Animal Collection Surface porosity Fine 200 418 CAMPANIA CALES AE 20 c 265 240 BC 6 09g HN 436 neither SNG ANS nor Cop list branch symbol Obv Head of Apollo I branch behind Rx Man headed bull r lyre above Green patination VF EF 250 419 CAMPANIA CALES AE 20 After 268 BC 5 69g Cf SNG Cop 308 9 different control letter on rev O


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 159th Buy or Bid Sale

    cross VF 250 GREEK BRONZES 415 SPAIN ILERDA AE 24 c 204 154 BC BC 4 60g SG 21 Calic6 584 Obv Young male head r Rx Wolf r Iberian legend above Ex John Twente Animal Collection FineA F 200 416 SPAIN CARTEIA 50 BC 7 85g Burgos 497 Obv Jupiter Rx Dolphin Fine 150 417 ETRURIA UNCERTAIN MINTS AE 15 3rd cent BC 2 1 2g HN 74 Grose 1481 Obv Head of Apollo r Rx Owl standing facing Rare ex John Twente Animal Collection Surface porosity Fine 200 418 CAMPANIA CALES AE 20 c 265 240 BC 6 09g HN 436 neither SNG ANS nor Cop list branch symbol Obv Head of Apollo I branch behind Rx Man headed bull r lyre above Green patination VF EF 250 419 CAMPANIA CALES AE 20 After 268 BC 5 69g Cf SNG Cop 308 9 different control letter on rev O


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 190th Buy or Bid Sale

    EUBOEA CHALCIS c 338 308 BC Drachm 3 48g SNG Cop 435 SNG Delepierre 1376 BCD 1379 Obv Head of the Nymph Chalkis r wearing earring and necklace hair rolled Rx Eagle flying r holding serpent in beak and claws AAX below VF Fine 110 63 ATTIC ATHENS 500 490 482 BC Tetradrachm 17 31g Asyut Group IV e Seltman Group C Obv Helmeted head of Athena r in archaic style Rx Owl standing r head front with olive branch behind and A0E before the A placed below the owl s head Mouth and nose off flan but complete helmet and crest Toned VF 950 64 ATTIC ATHENS 440 BC Tetradrachm 17 19g Obv Helmeted head of Athena right Rx Owl standing right head facing Mint State 2500 65 ATTIC ATHENS 440 BC Tetradrachm 17 14g Obv Helmeted head of Athena right Rx Owl


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 181st Buy or Bid Sale

    by lines into live ci inp irlmonls I ossibic counicrniark im shell 1 ligh reliel VI 25K 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 small uprighi oli e leaves on from edge of Attie helmet beaded necklaee R Ow l leaning r olive twig with two leaves and ereseent moon beneath ethnie in r field Light hairline below ehest of Owl LF 1800 VTTIC VrilKNS 425 BC Tetradraehm 17 15g Obv Head of Athena r four small upright oli e leas es on front edge of Attic helmet beaded neeklaee Rx Owl leaning r olive tw ig with two leases and ereseent tnoon beneath ethnie in r field Near MS 2000 VniC rHENS e 425 BC Tetradraehm 17 14g Obv Head of Athena r three small upright olis c leaves on front edge of A


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 159th Buy or Bid Sale

    cross VF 250 GREEK BRONZES 415 SPAIN ILERDA AE 24 c 204 154 BC BC 4 60g SG 21 Calic6 584 Obv Young male head r Rx Wolf r Iberian legend above Ex John Twente Animal Collection FineA F 200 416 SPAIN CARTEIA 50 BC 7 85g Burgos 497 Obv Jupiter Rx Dolphin Fine 150 417 ETRURIA UNCERTAIN MINTS AE 15 3rd cent BC 2 1 2g HN 74 Grose 1481 Obv Head of Apollo r Rx Owl standing facing Rare ex John Twente Animal Collection Surface porosity Fine 200 418 CAMPANIA CALES AE 20 c 265 240 BC 6 09g HN 436 neither SNG ANS nor Cop list branch symbol Obv Head of Apollo I branch behind Rx Man headed bull r lyre above Green patination VF EF 250 419 CAMPANIA CALES AE 20 After 268 BC 5 69g Cf SNG Cop 308 9 different control letter on rev O


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 190th Buy or Bid Sale

    EUBOEA CHALCIS c 338 308 BC Drachm 3 48g SNG Cop 435 SNG Delepierre 1376 BCD 1379 Obv Head of the Nymph Chalkis r wearing earring and necklace hair rolled Rx Eagle flying r holding serpent in beak and claws AAX below VF Fine 110 63 ATTIC ATHENS 500 490 482 BC Tetradrachm 17 31g Asyut Group IV e Seltman Group C Obv Helmeted head of Athena r in archaic style Rx Owl standing r head front with olive branch behind and A0E before the A placed below the owl s head Mouth and nose off flan but complete helmet and crest Toned VF 950 64 ATTIC ATHENS 440 BC Tetradrachm 17 19g Obv Helmeted head of Athena right Rx Owl standing right head facing Mint State 2500 65 ATTIC ATHENS 440 BC Tetradrachm 17 14g Obv Helmeted head of Athena right Rx Owl


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 181st Buy or Bid Sale

    by lines into live ci inp irlmonls I ossibic counicrniark im shell 1 ligh reliel VI 25K 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 small uprighi oli e leaves on from edge of Attie helmet beaded necklaee R Ow l leaning r olive twig with two leaves and ereseent moon beneath ethnie in r field Light hairline below ehest of Owl LF 1800 VTTIC VrilKNS 425 BC Tetradraehm 17 15g Obv Head of Athena r four small upright oli e leas es on front edge of Attic helmet beaded neeklaee Rx Owl leaning r olive tw ig with two leases and ereseent tnoon beneath ethnie in r field Near MS 2000 VniC rHENS e 425 BC Tetradraehm 17 14g Obv Head of Athena r three small upright olis c leaves on front edge of A


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    Numismatic Notes and Monographs, nos. 168

    1/1/2008

    6 The Athenian Decadrachm coinage was necessary for obvious reasons The decadrachm Owl is standing on the ground like that of the tetradrachms with all six claws touching the ground line It is hard to say whether the owl is spreading its wings in order to start flying or flapping them while waking up or preening Although ancient coin engravers could be excellent in observing animal behavior we should not expect too much characterization where a high degree of recognizability wa


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    Numismatic Notes and Monographs, nos. 168

    1/1/2008

    6 The Athenian Decadrachm coinage was necessary for obvious reasons The decadrachm Owl is standing on the ground like that of the tetradrachms with all six claws touching the ground line It is hard to say whether the owl is spreading its wings in order to start flying or flapping them while waking up or preening Although ancient coin engravers could be excellent in observing animal behavior we should not expect too much characterization where a high degree of recognizability wa


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    Numismatic Notes and Monographs, nos. 168

    1/1/2008

    6 The Athenian Decadrachm coinage was necessary for obvious reasons The decadrachm Owl is standing on the ground like that of the tetradrachms with all six claws touching the ground line It is hard to say whether the owl is spreading its wings in order to start flying or flapping them while waking up or preening Although ancient coin engravers could be excellent in observing animal behavior we should not expect too much characterization where a high degree of recognizability wa


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 159th Buy or Bid Sale

    o throw the ball that ultimately led to her death EF VF 2250 127 THESSALY PHARSALUS Hemidrachm c 440 BC 2 94g BMFA 923 Obv Head of Athena right wearing Attic helmet adorned with volute and with the cheek piece turned upwards Rx Horse s head right in square incuse VF 270 128 ILLYRIA DYRRHACHIUM Drachm c 400 226 BC 3 46g BM 73 Obv Cow suckling calf head of Helios above Owl to r Rx Double floral pattern within square Ex John Twente Animal Collection ex Superior 6 1978 2204 Flatly struck About EF 150 129 PHOCIS Triobol 357 346 BC 2 59g Grose 5490 Obv Bull s head facing Rx Head of Apollo r lyre behind Ex John Twente Animal Collection Fine i 275 130 PHOCIS Obol c 445 BC 0 78g R T Williams 269 0193 R159 BM 35 Obv Bull s head faci


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 82nd Buy or Bid Sale

    ing horse right EF 1000 259 Under PHILIP II of Macedonia 350 325 BC Drachm Ashmolean 3878 Rx Bucranium EF 850 ILLYRIA DYRRHACHIUM 260 2nd Century BC Drachm Maier 301 EF 125 THESSALIAN LEAGUE 261 196 146 BC Double Victoriatus S 2232 Zeus right Athena advancing right with spear Great high relief style Abt EF 375 ATTICA ATHENS 262 455 450 BC Tetradrachm Star Group V Athena Owl Porous obverse VF Mint State 2800 263 440 415 BC Tetradrachm BMC11 62 S 2562 Athena Owl Excellent archaic face Mint State 1 200 264 449 413 BC Tetradrachm Athena Owl Great archaic smile Mint State 1800 265 440 415 BC Tetradrachm BMC 1 1 62 S 2562 Athena Owl EF 800 266 449 413 BC Tetradrachm 16 89g Athena Owl EF 1150 ATTICA ATHENS New Style Tetradrachms 267 168


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 159th Buy or Bid Sale

    o throw the ball that ultimately led to her death EF VF 2250 127 THESSALY PHARSALUS Hemidrachm c 440 BC 2 94g BMFA 923 Obv Head of Athena right wearing Attic helmet adorned with volute and with the cheek piece turned upwards Rx Horse s head right in square incuse VF 270 128 ILLYRIA DYRRHACHIUM Drachm c 400 226 BC 3 46g BM 73 Obv Cow suckling calf head of Helios above Owl to r Rx Double floral pattern within square Ex John Twente Animal Collection ex Superior 6 1978 2204 Flatly struck About EF 150 129 PHOCIS Triobol 357 346 BC 2 59g Grose 5490 Obv Bull s head facing Rx Head of Apollo r lyre behind Ex John Twente Animal Collection Fine i 275 130 PHOCIS Obol c 445 BC 0 78g R T Williams 269 0193 R159 BM 35 Obv Bull s head faci


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 82nd Buy or Bid Sale

    ing horse right EF 1000 259 Under PHILIP II of Macedonia 350 325 BC Drachm Ashmolean 3878 Rx Bucranium EF 850 ILLYRIA DYRRHACHIUM 260 2nd Century BC Drachm Maier 301 EF 125 THESSALIAN LEAGUE 261 196 146 BC Double Victoriatus S 2232 Zeus right Athena advancing right with spear Great high relief style Abt EF 375 ATTICA ATHENS 262 455 450 BC Tetradrachm Star Group V Athena Owl Porous obverse VF Mint State 2800 263 440 415 BC Tetradrachm BMC11 62 S 2562 Athena Owl Excellent archaic face Mint State 1 200 264 449 413 BC Tetradrachm Athena Owl Great archaic smile Mint State 1800 265 440 415 BC Tetradrachm BMC 1 1 62 S 2562 Athena Owl EF 800 266 449 413 BC Tetradrachm 16 89g Athena Owl EF 1150 ATTICA ATHENS New Style Tetradrachms 267 168


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    The November 2012 Baltimore Auction

    Stack s Bowers Ponterio Starts 9 00 AM ET Friday November 1 6 201 2 ATTICA 11615 Athens AR Tetrad rachm ca 454 404 B C S 2526 BMC 11 6 41 3 SNGCop 32 Helmeted head of Athena right Reverse Owl standing right head facing GOOD VERY FINE 700 900 11616 Athens AR Tetradrachm 17 09 gms ca 454 404 B C Svor pl 12 18 cf SNGDewig 1613 Helmeted head of Athena right Reverse Owl right head facing Larger head Well centered Small test cut below owl Spot of encrustation on edge GOOD VERY FINE 700 900 11617 Athens AR Tetradrachm 16 98 gms ca 454 404 B C SNGCop 31 Helmeted


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    The November 2012 Baltimore Auction

    Stack s Bowers Ponterio The November 201 2 Baltimore Auction ATTICA 11624 Athens AR Tetradrachm 17 08 gms ca 454 404 B C Svoronos PI 10 Helmeted head of Athena right Reverse Owl standing right head facing olive spring behind all within incuse square Fine style owl light olive encrustation to both sides FINE 300 500 From the Demarete Collection 11625 Athens AR Tetradrachm 17 01 gms ca 454 404 B C SNGCopenhagen 31 Helmeted head of Athena right Reverse Owl standing right head facing olive spring behind all within incuse square Olive gray with blue iri


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    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Medals, Tokens, Orders and Decorations

    A V II M ikt U 497 THENS Attica Ca 449 420 B C Tetradrachm Helmeted head of Athena r archaie eye Rv Owl standing r head fac ing tail as single prong deep incuse square 1 6 23 grams Cf SNG Dew ing 1 59 1 Slightly ragged edge and minor surface corrosion in the fields Niee Very Fine 600 800 498 ATHENS Attica Ca 449 420 B C Drachm Helmeted head of Athena r archaic eye Rv Owl in deep incuse 4 27 grams SNCi Cop 1 60 1 Full crest Medium gray Very Fine 500 600 499 ATHENS At


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 159th Buy or Bid Sale

    o throw the ball that ultimately led to her death EF VF 2250 127 THESSALY PHARSALUS Hemidrachm c 440 BC 2 94g BMFA 923 Obv Head of Athena right wearing Attic helmet adorned with volute and with the cheek piece turned upwards Rx Horse s head right in square incuse VF 270 128 ILLYRIA DYRRHACHIUM Drachm c 400 226 BC 3 46g BM 73 Obv Cow suckling calf head of Helios above Owl to r Rx Double floral pattern within square Ex John Twente Animal Collection ex Superior 6 1978 2204 Flatly struck About EF 150 129 PHOCIS Triobol 357 346 BC 2 59g Grose 5490 Obv Bull s head facing Rx Head of Apollo r lyre behind Ex John Twente Animal Collection Fine i 275 130 PHOCIS Obol c 445 BC 0 78g R T Williams 269 0193 R159 BM 35 Obv Bull s head faci


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 82nd Buy or Bid Sale

    ing horse right EF 1000 259 Under PHILIP II of Macedonia 350 325 BC Drachm Ashmolean 3878 Rx Bucranium EF 850 ILLYRIA DYRRHACHIUM 260 2nd Century BC Drachm Maier 301 EF 125 THESSALIAN LEAGUE 261 196 146 BC Double Victoriatus S 2232 Zeus right Athena advancing right with spear Great high relief style Abt EF 375 ATTICA ATHENS 262 455 450 BC Tetradrachm Star Group V Athena Owl Porous obverse VF Mint State 2800 263 440 415 BC Tetradrachm BMC11 62 S 2562 Athena Owl Excellent archaic face Mint State 1 200 264 449 413 BC Tetradrachm Athena Owl Great archaic smile Mint State 1800 265 440 415 BC Tetradrachm BMC 1 1 62 S 2562 Athena Owl EF 800 266 449 413 BC Tetradrachm 16 89g Athena Owl EF 1150 ATTICA ATHENS New Style Tetradrachms 267 168


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 136th Buy or Bid Sale

    467 PRE COLUMBIAN MAYAN CERAMIC BOwl ca 550 950 A D Black and red pigmented stylized dragon pattern that is perfectly intact H 3 3 4 D 9 1 4 1000 468 PRE COLUMBIAN MAYAN CERAMIC BOWL ca 550 950 A D Black orange and red coloring with two registers The first register showing a monkey chasing a solar disk the second showing Mayan glyphs Restored nicely from large fragments H 4 D 8 1 4 950 469 ROMAN TERRACOTTA EROT


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    The November 2012 Baltimore Auction

    Stack s Bowers Ponterio Starts 9 00 AM ET Friday November 1 6 201 2 ATTICA 11615 Athens AR Tetrad rachm ca 454 404 B C S 2526 BMC 11 6 41 3 SNGCop 32 Helmeted head of Athena right Reverse Owl standing right head facing GOOD VERY FINE 700 900 11616 Athens AR Tetradrachm 17 09 gms ca 454 404 B C Svor pl 12 18 cf SNGDewig 1613 Helmeted head of Athena right Reverse Owl right head facing Larger head Well centered Small test cut below owl Spot of encrustation on edge GOOD VERY FINE 700 900 11617 Athens AR Tetradrachm 16 98 gms ca 454 404 B C SNGCop 31 Helmeted


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    The November 2012 Baltimore Auction

    Stack s Bowers Ponterio The November 201 2 Baltimore Auction ATTICA 11624 Athens AR Tetradrachm 17 08 gms ca 454 404 B C Svoronos PI 10 Helmeted head of Athena right Reverse Owl standing right head facing olive spring behind all within incuse square Fine style owl light olive encrustation to both sides FINE 300 500 From the Demarete Collection 11625 Athens AR Tetradrachm 17 01 gms ca 454 404 B C SNGCopenhagen 31 Helmeted head of Athena right Reverse Owl standing right head facing olive spring behind all within incuse square Olive gray with blue iri


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    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Medals, Tokens, Orders and Decorations

    A V II M ikt U 497 THENS Attica Ca 449 420 B C Tetradrachm Helmeted head of Athena r archaie eye Rv Owl standing r head fac ing tail as single prong deep incuse square 1 6 23 grams Cf SNG Dew ing 1 59 1 Slightly ragged edge and minor surface corrosion in the fields Niee Very Fine 600 800 498 ATHENS Attica Ca 449 420 B C Drachm Helmeted head of Athena r archaic eye Rv Owl in deep incuse 4 27 grams SNCi Cop 1 60 1 Full crest Medium gray Very Fine 500 600 499 ATHENS At


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 176th Buy or Bid Sale

    NG Cop 334 Obv Boeotian shield Rx Amphora HI KE across field Mint State 1650 109 BOEOTIA THEBES c 379 368 BC Stater 12 28g C 522 SNG Cop 349 Obv Boeotian sheld Rx Amphora OT 01 across field Mint State 1200 110 ATTIC ATHENS Athens c 490 BC Tetradrachm 17 43g Svoronos pl 4 6 Asyut 383 Selknan Group M Obv Head of Athena right wearing crested Attic helmet Rx A0E Owl standing right head facing In upper left field olive twig All within irx use square Good VF 14000 111 ATTIC ATHENS c 455 449 BC Tetradrachm 1721g Starr Group V Obv Head of Athena r four small upright olive leaves on front edge of Attic helmet beaded necklace courtermark bird on cheek Rx Owl leaning r dive twig with two leaves and crescent moon ber eath ethnic in r field Unf


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 189th Buy or Bid Sale

    EF 2750 107 r Rx Owl staiiding r head facing Beauhful ai cfiiac head of Athena exhibiting an aicliaic smile Mint State 2900 108 ATTIC ATHENS 435 BC Tetradrachm 17 19g Obv Helmeted head of Athena i Rx Owl standing I head facing Mint State 2800 Full Crest 109 ATTIC ATHENS 435 BC Tetradrachm 16 62g Obv Helmeted head of Athena r Rx Owl standtngr headfacing to 1 ohve hngwithtwo leaves and crescent moo


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 176th Buy or Bid Sale

    NG Cop 334 Obv Boeotian shield Rx Amphora HI KE across field Mint State 1650 109 BOEOTIA THEBES c 379 368 BC Stater 12 28g C 522 SNG Cop 349 Obv Boeotian sheld Rx Amphora OT 01 across field Mint State 1200 110 ATTIC ATHENS Athens c 490 BC Tetradrachm 17 43g Svoronos pl 4 6 Asyut 383 Selknan Group M Obv Head of Athena right wearing crested Attic helmet Rx A0E Owl standing right head facing In upper left field olive twig All within irx use square Good VF 14000 111 ATTIC ATHENS c 455 449 BC Tetradrachm 1721g Starr Group V Obv Head of Athena r four small upright olive leaves on front edge of Attic helmet beaded necklace courtermark bird on cheek Rx Owl leaning r dive twig with two leaves and crescent moon ber eath ethnic in r field Unf


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 189th Buy or Bid Sale

    EF 2750 107 r Rx Owl staiiding r head facing Beauhful ai cfiiac head of Athena exhibiting an aicliaic smile Mint State 2900 108 ATTIC ATHENS 435 BC Tetradrachm 17 19g Obv Helmeted head of Athena i Rx Owl standing I head facing Mint State 2800 Full Crest 109 ATTIC ATHENS 435 BC Tetradrachm 16 62g Obv Helmeted head of Athena r Rx Owl standtngr headfacing to 1 ohve hngwithtwo leaves and crescent moo


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 130th Buy or Bid Sale & Auction

    ntury B C A woman s head is in profile with remnants of a headdress and earrings shown A band with curvilinear design below A shiny black glaze throughout Repaired at the handle Some chipping H 2 7 8 450 ATTIC DROOP CUP ca 5th Century B C Droop is pronounced drope after the scholar who first studied them Its unique shape is similar to the more common kylix with the defining shallow bOwl and flaring handles However droop cups stand on a tall stemmed foot The lower body is painted with an elaborate band of lotus buds and leaves with intermittent scrolling lines The foot handles and lip zone painted black D 7 5 8 H 4 1 2 2200 ATTIC OWL KYLIX ca 5th Century B C A traditional owl and sprig of leaves decorate each side of this kylix A rare image to find on this shape I


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    Catalogue of a fine collection of Greek, Hebrew, Roman, and other ancient coins ... [03/03/1879]

    Very fine Size 6 Helmeted head of Minerva Rev Small oval very rude Size 6 The last six lots were prior to the time of Phidias and Pericles The Abbe Barthelemy says the griffon which appears on the helmet of Minerva at a later period was copied from one of the celebrated statues of this goddess by Phidias The three following lots are examples Helmeted head of Minerva in a beaded circle Rev Owl on a diota with grasshopper to left A0E AITAX SANKOs NIKANQ Tetradrachm Good Size 8 Similar Rev Owl on diota with figure to right A0E SOKPATHE AlOXYSOAft etc Tetradrachm Very good Size 8 Tetradrachm Similar Rev Owl on diota A0E APIHP A2T04 IAA Good Size 8 Drachm Helmeted head of Minerva within a beaded circle Rev Owl on a diota A0E within a wreath Very fair Pierced S


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 176th Buy or Bid Sale

    NG Cop 334 Obv Boeotian shield Rx Amphora HI KE across field Mint State 1650 109 BOEOTIA THEBES c 379 368 BC Stater 12 28g C 522 SNG Cop 349 Obv Boeotian sheld Rx Amphora OT 01 across field Mint State 1200 110 ATTIC ATHENS Athens c 490 BC Tetradrachm 17 43g Svoronos pl 4 6 Asyut 383 Selknan Group M Obv Head of Athena right wearing crested Attic helmet Rx A0E Owl standing right head facing In upper left field olive twig All within irx use square Good VF 14000 111 ATTIC ATHENS c 455 449 BC Tetradrachm 1721g Starr Group V Obv Head of Athena r four small upright olive leaves on front edge of Attic helmet beaded necklace courtermark bird on cheek Rx Owl leaning r dive twig with two leaves and crescent moon ber eath ethnic in r field Unf


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 189th Buy or Bid Sale

    EF 2750 107 r Rx Owl staiiding r head facing Beauhful ai cfiiac head of Athena exhibiting an aicliaic smile Mint State 2900 108 ATTIC ATHENS 435 BC Tetradrachm 17 19g Obv Helmeted head of Athena i Rx Owl standing I head facing Mint State 2800 Full Crest 109 ATTIC ATHENS 435 BC Tetradrachm 16 62g Obv Helmeted head of Athena r Rx Owl standtngr headfacing to 1 ohve hngwithtwo leaves and crescent moo


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 130th Buy or Bid Sale & Auction

    ntury B C A woman s head is in profile with remnants of a headdress and earrings shown A band with curvilinear design below A shiny black glaze throughout Repaired at the handle Some chipping H 2 7 8 450 ATTIC DROOP CUP ca 5th Century B C Droop is pronounced drope after the scholar who first studied them Its unique shape is similar to the more common kylix with the defining shallow bOwl and flaring handles However droop cups stand on a tall stemmed foot The lower body is painted with an elaborate band of lotus buds and leaves with intermittent scrolling lines The foot handles and lip zone painted black D 7 5 8 H 4 1 2 2200 ATTIC OWL KYLIX ca 5th Century B C A traditional owl and sprig of leaves decorate each side of this kylix A rare image to find on this shape I


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    The January NYINC 2013 Auction

    stack s Bowers Ponterio The January 201 3 NYINC Auction ATTICA 149 Athens AR Tetradrachm 17 17 gms ca 454 404 B C SNG Copenhagen 37 Helmeted head of Athena right Reverse Owl standing right head facing olive sprig behind all within incuse square Small die anomaly or perhaps shallow banker s mark in field in front of owl Obverse centered to right revealing back of crest that is usually missing from these coins whose obverse die was often too large for narrow flans Reverse perfectly rendered and centered Lightly toned GOOD VERY FINE 700 900 From the Demarete


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    Harper's Monthly Magazine

    /1918

    e appeared a few years ago and was captured single handed by an old lady She heard a commotion just at twilight in her chicken yard rushed out and saw the great white bird completely unfa miliar to her endeavoring to rise with her pet rooster in his talons The rooster was putting up a good fight and the old lady rushed to his assistance armed with her apron She threw the apron over the Owl and actually succeeded in get ting him into the house though both she and the apron showed the marks of the contest One of the men then appeared and killed it and it is now a treasured ornament of the front parlor The barn owl is not found in our region either which is a pity for he is not only one of the most humorous looking creatures in the feathered king dom running a close race f


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    Kelly's Coins and Chatter, vol.12, no. 10

    10/1/1959

    ERY FINE 250 00 FOREIGN PROOF SETS IN OFFICIAL CASE S BRITISH CARIBBEAN Eastern Group 1955 1 2 1 2 Cent Copper 10 25 50 Cent Silver Brilliant Proof 7 Piece Set 15 00 CYPRUS 1955 3 5 Mils copper 25 50 100 Mils Silver Brilliant Proofs 5 Piece Set 12 50 GUERNSEY 1956 4 8 Double Copper 3 Pence Silver Double Set showing obverse and reverse Brilliant Proofs 6 Piece Set 9 00 T HE Owl AS SYMBOL OF WEAL TH Ever since Athenian wealth was ex pressed by a picture of an owl in the city state s magnificent and long series of gold silver and copper coins other Greek city states had envied Athenians their trade mark and prestige that came with it For not only did an owl mean Athenian it also stood for wisdom and shrewdness in trading something the wiley Athenians were justl


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    Kelly's Coins and Chatter, vol.12, no. 10

    10/1/1959

    ERY FINE 250 00 FOREIGN PROOF SETS IN OFFICIAL CASE S BRITISH CARIBBEAN Eastern Group 1955 1 2 1 2 Cent Copper 10 25 50 Cent Silver Brilliant Proof 7 Piece Set 15 00 CYPRUS 1955 3 5 Mils copper 25 50 100 Mils Silver Brilliant Proofs 5 Piece Set 12 50 GUERNSEY 1956 4 8 Double Copper 3 Pence Silver Double Set showing obverse and reverse Brilliant Proofs 6 Piece Set 9 00 T HE Owl AS SYMBOL OF WEAL TH Ever since Athenian wealth was ex pressed by a picture of an owl in the city state s magnificent and long series of gold silver and copper coins other Greek city states had envied Athenians their trade mark and prestige that came with it For not only did an owl mean Athenian it also stood for wisdom and shrewdness in trading something the wiley Athenians were justl


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 157th Buy or Bid Sale

    advancing r Nicely centered VF 975 128 CHALCIDIAN LEAGUE OLYNTHUS Tetrobol 379 348 BC 2 31g SNG ANS 524 same dies Obv Laureate head of Apollo I Rx Lyre Ex M M FPL 74 4 94 13 VF EF 375 129 ATTIC ATHENS Tetradrachm 460 455 BC 17 10g Starr Group IV similar to 1 22 Obv Head of Athena r tour small upright olive leaves on front edge ot Attic helmet beaded necklace Rx Owl leaning r olive twig with two leaves and crescent moon beneath ethnic in r tield VF 2750 130 ATTIC ATHENS Tetradrachm 455 449 BC 17 10g Starr Group V Obv Head of Athena r four small upright olive leaves on tront edge of Attic helmet beaded necklace Rx Owl leaning r olive twig with two leaves and crescent moon beneath ethnic in r field Obverse and reverse both struck in h


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 173rd Buy or Bid Sale

    ross field Choice EF 1000 141 EUBOEA HISTIAIA Tetrobol c 196 146 BC 2 14g BM 110 Obv Head of nymph Histiaea r Rx Nymph Histiaea seated r on stern of galley adorned with thunderbolt holding mast with cross piece VF 100 142 ATTIC ATHENS Tetradrachm c 449 447 BC 17 08g Obv Head of Athena r four small upright olive leaves on front edge of Attic helmet beaded necklace Rx Owl leaning r olive twig with two leaves and crescent moon beneath ethnic in r field Pleasant early owl Good VF 2400 143 ATTIC ATHENS Tetradrachm c 440 BC 17 18g Obv Head of Athena r four small upright olive leaves on front edge of Attic helmet beaded necklace Rx Owl leaning r olive twig with two leaves and crescent moon beneath ethnic in r field Near Mint State 2400 144 ATTI


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 105th Buy or Bid Sale

    628 RHEGION BRUTTIUM 350 270 BC AE 19 7 20g OBV Lion s scalp facing RX Laureate head of Apollo left with mint name BM 60 Sear 684var Apollo head right Green patination Abt EF 200 629 KAMARINA SICILY 413 405 BC AE Trias 3 15g OBV Head of Athena left RX KAMA retrograde Owl standing left holding lizard in right claw BM 40 Sear 1063 EF 250 630 SICILY SYRACUSE 415 BC Calciati 19 fr 2 OBV Female head to left wearing earrings hair bound in sphendone RX Wheel of four spokes In upper part ZVPA in lower part dolphins Signed EV by Eukleidas on band in hair behind ear Signed bronze coins are extremely rare Clearly signed EF 2500 631 SICILY SYRACUSE Perio


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 157th Buy or Bid Sale

    advancing r Nicely centered VF 975 128 CHALCIDIAN LEAGUE OLYNTHUS Tetrobol 379 348 BC 2 31g SNG ANS 524 same dies Obv Laureate head of Apollo I Rx Lyre Ex M M FPL 74 4 94 13 VF EF 375 129 ATTIC ATHENS Tetradrachm 460 455 BC 17 10g Starr Group IV similar to 1 22 Obv Head of Athena r tour small upright olive leaves on front edge ot Attic helmet beaded necklace Rx Owl leaning r olive twig with two leaves and crescent moon beneath ethnic in r tield VF 2750 130 ATTIC ATHENS Tetradrachm 455 449 BC 17 10g Starr Group V Obv Head of Athena r four small upright olive leaves on tront edge of Attic helmet beaded necklace Rx Owl leaning r olive twig with two leaves and crescent moon beneath ethnic in r field Obverse and reverse both struck in h


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