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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 80th Buy or Bid Sale (pg. 3)



    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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    The May 30, 1995 Sale (pg. 29)

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    GREECE 7393 _ Athens 482 480 B C R Tetradrachm Helmeted head of Athena right of crude style Rv Owl Standing right head facing Self 97 group E S 1846 crude Fine Very Fine Estimated value 1000 1500 7394 _ Athens 495 480 B C 7R Tetradrachm Head of Athena right Rv Owl standing right head facing Kraay 180 181 variant crude Fine Estimated value 500 750 7395 _ Athens 449 413 B C 7R Tetradrachm Head of Athena wearing crested helmet ornamented with three olive sprigs and floral s


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    Coin World [09/01/2017] (pg. 116)

    9/1/2017

    WORLD COINS The city of Taras issued this M i silver drachm with its lively m and naturalistic Owl when the Greek King Pyrrhus of Epirus intervened circa 280 to 272 B C in the affairs of South Italy at Taras Tarentum in South Italy followed a path similar to the one briefly pioneered at Ca marina the owl usually is shown in a for mal Athenian style pose yet sometimes the depiction varies On the silver drachm illustrated here the owl is lively with raised wings and an in ten


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 183rd Buy or Bid Sale (pg. 6)



    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 (pg. 11)



    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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    TEC News (pg. 24)

    1/1/1978

    TEC NEWS Volume XIII No 1 Jan Feb Mar 1978 Page 24 THE TEC Owl by Sally Kirka TEC 16 Manchester Conn I don t know when I really started collecting owls and why I got interested in them I guess after The Elongated Collectors chose the owl as their symbol every time a few of us saw an owl in a store we wanted it I can almost truthfully say I didn t buy most of my owls As a matter I may have only bought two or three and the rest were given to me by TEC


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    Coin World [10/15/2007] (pg. 79)

    10/15/2007

    Photo courtesy Gemini LLC DENOMINATIONS RANGED among Athenian Owls and included the silver hemidrachm Before round stamped coins were used rough iron rods or obols were used for exchange Six iron rods called obols were equal to a drachma the decadrachm the owl faces the viewer While the images of owl and Athena are consistent on Athenian coinage changes are noted over the years the coins were issued Dating and style The first Owl tetradrachms were issu


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    TEC News (pg. 17)

    7/1/1978

    TEG HEWS Volume XIII No 3 July Aug S ey t 1978 Page 17 SPOTTING OVVIS ALONG THE HIGHWAYS by Barbara Izzo TEC 662 Carlstadt N J Since my last story in the TEC NEWS I have met a few friends that also collect Owls A few weeks ago my girl friend and her hus band gave me a very pretty stick pin with an owl on it to add to my growing collection of owls Since I had an owl elongated coin made I have been collecting owls too I was also given three beautiful pins with an owl on them which I didn t have I have made many nice owl jewelry pins and necklaces myself and sell them all the time I had given some a


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    Calcoin News, vol. 28, no. 4 (pg. 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 (pg. 14)



    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 (pg. 5)



    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 (pg. 9)



    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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    International Bank Note Society Journal (Issue 1, 2014) (pg. 32)

    1/1/2014 Paper Money

    Cross Reference Table BCN Owl SCWPM 100 11N IS BB B24e 31 100 12 BB B24f 31 100 13 BB B24g 31 100 14 BB B24i 31 100 14a BB B24h 31 100 15 BB B24k 31 100 15a BB B24j 31 100 16 BB B31a 37 100 17 BB B36a 42 100 18 BB B36b 42 100 19 BB B36c 42 100 20 BB B38a 44 100 21 BB B45a 49 100 22 BB B45b 49 100 23 BB B45c 49 100 24 BB B45d 49 100 25 BB B45e 49 100 26 BB B45f 49 100 27 BB B45g 49 100 27a BB B45h 49 100 28 BB B45i 49 100 29 B


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    The Numismatist, December 1995 (pg. 323)

    12/1/1995 ANA Numismatist

    screech are beneficial in that they keep rodent populations in check With the advent of bird watching and field guides it is unlikely that such a degree of confusion would be possi ble in this day and age Chris Budesa LM 4146 I refer to the April 1992 issue and John Heckard s letter titled Wise about Owls p 450 Now I m no ornithol ogist but I do enjoy bird watching and I use Peterson s Field Guide to Birds If you look at the sections of the book on owls you can see there is a great difference between a screech owl and a barn owl I concur with John A Heckard that the owl pictured in the October 1991 of The Numismatist is a barn owl E Lawrie Rhoads ANA 130685 John Heckard is correa i


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    The Numismatist (pg. 19)

    9/1/1992 ANA Numismatist Numismatics Periodicals Coins Bank notes Tokens

    screech are beneficial in that they keep rodent populations in check With the advent of bird watching and field guides it is unlikely that such a degree of confusion would be possi ble in this day and age Chris Budesa LM 4146 I refer to the April 1 992 issue and John Heckard s letter titled Wise about Owls p 450 Now I m no ornithol ogist but I do enjoy bird watching and I use Peterson s Field Guide to Birds If you look at the sections of the book on owls you can see there is a great difference between a screech owl and a barn owl I concur with John A Heckard that the owl pictured in the October 1991 of The Numismatist is a barn owl E Lawrie Rhoads ANA 130685 John Heckard is correct i


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    TEC News (pg. 16)

    1/1/1980

    16 THE Owl The owl is the unofficial symbol of TEC Its use as a representative of wisdom and the fact that longtime president Sally Kirka was involved with owl miniatures etc has made that bird symbolic of the TEC collec tor THE BOREAL OWL THE BARN OWL THE SAW WHET OWL There is an Edward Marshall Boehm Owl Plate Collection offered by that firm 210 N Main Street Jackson ville Florida 32202 for 45


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    Numismatic Notes and Monographs, nos. 168 (pg. 21)

    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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    The Knight (pg. 5)

    9/1/2002 Numismatics; Periodicals; Lithuania

    p his mind I for one hope KPIP will make copies of other early coins in the near future Of these already available I will be placing an order for a handful not only for show and tells but to give out to the kids as tokens of our glorious history Who knows receiving one of these copies may stimulate some of them to become numismatists and possibly future LNA members NEW COIN FEATURES BARN Owl OTT The Bank of Lithuania has issued a special 925 silver proof 5 litai coin to commemorate the Bank participation in the Endangered Wildlife program organized by the World Coins International company of Germany The coin was designed by Giedrius Paulauskis and is 38 61 mm in diameter with a weight of 28 28 gr 3 000 were minted at the Mint of Lithuania The issue price is 90 litai The o


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    Coin World [10/15/2007] (pg. 78)

    10/15/2007

    Athenian Owls Silver coins known for purity circulate widely By Cindy Brake COIN WORLD Staff The big eyed little owls peer ing from various denominations of ancient coins of Athens have traveled far afield through time and space with a few imposters appearing along the way Athenian Owls probably intro duced in the sixth century B C according to various sources are the most widely circulated coins of


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    TEC News (pg. 3)

    8/1/1989

    TEC Owl John G S p a d o n e TEC I recsived a letter from Don Wilkinson seeking information about the TEC Owl we can share with readers We had 12 members when the club started 116 charter members and over 300 members at the end of 1967 Some collectors in this group that are still around can supply any additional information TEC News Vol 2 1 I believe that the owl was Dottie Dows idea arid she


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    TEC News (pg. 11)

    7/1/1979

    r membership closing at the end of 1967 with a total of 306 members This coin was rolled by Ralph W Jobe on 1893 Indian cents to commemorate the first known elongated coin from the Columbian Expo It is a horizontal roll dotted bor der and reads THE ELONGATED COLLECTORS TEC FOUNDED AUG 20 1966 The members name and number was engraved on the back A small RWJ at right of coin Note no Owl Missing out on the Charter membership by a few months note my TEC 332 I was fortunate to have a token collector friend give me this first issue which is treasured in my collection The 1968 issue designed by Dottie Dow rolled horizontally on 1967 cents dotted border reads MEMBER TEC owl logo 1968 small DD at right Reverse has membership number counter stamped at right of Lincoln s chin


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    TEC News (pg. 9)

    7/1/1989

    ill i TEC Owl Page 9 John f G Spadone TEC I received a letter from Don Wilkinson seeking information about the TEC Owl we can share with readers We had 12 members when the club started 116 charter members and over 300 members at the end of 1967 Some collectors in this group that are still around can supply any additional information TEC News Vol 2 1 I believe that the owl was Dottie Dows f idea arid


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 82nd Buy or Bid Sale (pg. 5)



    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 (pg. 159)



    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 (pg. 160)



    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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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 159th Buy or Bid Sale (pg. 5)



    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. 136th Buy or Bid Sale (pg. 13)



    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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    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Medals, Tokens, Orders and Decorations (pg. 52)

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    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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    The 1976 C.O.I.N. Auction Sale (pg. 68)

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    he reverse which appears to have been done in ancient times PHOTO 300 00 500 00 460 Silver Tetradrachm Similar to above BMC 62 Star Group V Issues after 449 B C 17 14 gm Very Fine with a chisel cut behind head PHOTO 250 00 400 00 461 196 87 B C New Style Silver Tetradrachm struck 132 1 B C Head of Athena r wearing close fitting helmet with crest elaborately adorned Rev Owl r wings closed stg on amphora lying on its side Tyche holding scepter and comucopiae the whole in olive wreath BMC 393 var Series lx Dositheos Charias Thompson 867d 16 49 gm Extra Fine PHOTO 300 00 400 00 462 153 2 B C Silver Tetradrachm new style Similar to above Thompson 536a 16 71 gm About Fine PHOTO 100 00 150 00 463 180 170 B C Silver Drachm Helmeted head of


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    The 1976 C.O.I.N. Auction Sale (pg. 68)

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    he reverse which appears to have been done in ancient times PHOTO 300 00 500 00 460 Silver Tetradrachm Similar to above BMC 62 Star Group V Issues after 449 B C 17 14 gm Very Fine with a chisel cut behind head PHOTO 250 00 400 00 461 196 87 B C New Style Silver Tetradrachm struck 132 1 B C Head of Athena r wearing close fitting helmet with crest elaborately adorned Rev Owl r wings closed stg on amphora lying on its side Tyche holding scepter and comucopiae the whole in olive wreath BMC 393 var Series lx Dositheos Charias Thompson 867d 16 49 gm Extra Fine PHOTO 300 00 400 00 462 153 2 B C Silver Tetradrachm new style Similar to above Thompson 536a 16 71 gm About Fine PHOTO 100 00 150 00 463 180 170 B C Silver Drachm Helmeted head of


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    Coin World [11/14/2005] (pg. 78)

    11/14/2005

    mbolic of the towns or the rulers that struck the coins Then about 500 B C the town of Athens placed on its coins the image of a woman intended to be the patron goddess of the town Athena This was among the first depictions of the female form on a coin Athena Athena is the goddess of wis dom the arts inner beauty edu cation and war The Romans called her Minerva Her symbol was the Owl which also made numerous appearances on ancient coins She is most often seen helmeted which befits her other role as the Greek goddess of war Under Greek legend Athena the child of Zeus and his first wife Metis was bom when her father s head was split open to relieve a headache Athena appeared fully grown and armored Because she sprang from the god king s head Athena was asso ciated w


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    TEC News (pg. 7)

    4/1/1978

    TEG NEWS Volume XIII No 2 April May June 1978 Page 7 A LOOK AT OwlS by Richard Townsend TEG 365 Rochester N Y The small owl which serves as the symbol of TEC has quite a his tory behind him I d like to share some facts uncovered in research ing this creature we ve adopted Fossils date the owl s ancestors back some 50 million years making it one of the oldest of known birds today Close to 200 spe cies of owls have been identified and today there are ab


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    The December 1, 2, 1990 Sale (pg. 213)

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    Ancient Coinage Greek 2021 ATHENS 490 480 B C Silver Tetradrachm 16 90 g Head of Athena right in unwreathed crested helmet Reverse Owl standing right head facing olive spray in upper left field SGC 1845 variant Svoronos Plate 4 No 12 Fine Very Fine Rare 1500 2500 2022 ATHENS c 455 449 B C Silver Tetradrachm 16 71 g Head of Athena right wearing crested helmet ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll Reverse Owl standing right head facing with tail composed of three separate feathers to left oliv


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    The January NYINC 2013 Auction (pg. 38)



    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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    Catalogue of a fine collection of Greek, Hebrew, Roman, and other ancient coins ... [03/03/1879] (pg. 94)

    NNP-AUC-SCO10-007

    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 (pg. 6)



    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 (pg. 6)



    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 (pg. 21)



    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 Numismatist, November 2016 (pg. 33)

    11/1/2016

    PHOTOS CLASSICAL NUMISMATIC GROUP INC ENDURING IMAGE Look Hoo s Back Creative numismatic iterations of Athenian Owls have recurred throughout millennia FIRST MINTED in Athens Greece around 500 B C the Athenian owl tetmdmchm has be come the archetype of ancient coins Commonly referred to as owls they were closely associated with Athena the Greek goddess of wisdom They became so popular in ancient times that the symbol re mained unchanged well after neigh boring states began using refined techniq


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    The Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine (pg. 220)

    1/20/1958 Numismatics; Periodicals

    THE Owl By RAYMON F HATFIELD The owl is shown on two modern Greek coins The five and ten Lepta issued in 1912 under George I pic ture this bird which has been asso ciated with wisdom since ancient times when it was the symbol of Athena the Greek goddess of Wis dom MWC 19 20 CW 4 5 The owl is also pictured on the fifty dollar Panama Pacific Exposition pieces CW 23 24 There are over five h


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    Harper's Monthly Magazine (pg. 264)

    /1918 Numismatics Periodicals

    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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    Catalogue of a fine collection of Greek, Hebrew, Roman, and other ancient coins ... [03/03/1879] (pg. 94)

    NNP-AUC-SCO10-007

    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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    American Numismatic Auctions (pg. 490)

    11/17/2009 [Numismatics Auctions]

    American Numismatic Auctions by Martin Gengerke Date Firm Firm Lots Pgs Detail Consignors Owl LTD Numbered sales are Buy Bid sales Henniker NH 08 15 1978 OWL LTD 151 2 Bp 10 16 1979 OWL LTD 152 2 Nd 10 31 1980 OWL LTD 311 21 Np 03 23 1982 OWL LTD 216 17 Np 04 09 1983 OWL LTD 1 237 21 Np 10 08 1983 OWL LTD 2 264 22 Np 02 29 1984 OWL LTD 3 269 24 Np 08 01 1984 OWL LTD 4 114 12 Np 03 23 1985 OWL LTD 5 303 25 Np 10 17 1987 OWL LTD 7 50 0 PACIFIC COAST AUCTION Ronald Denni


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    The August 22, 1994 Mail Bid Sale (pg. 121)

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    Aiuient Greek Coinage 1751 Athens 393 300 B C Silver Tetradrachm Head of Athena right wearing crested helmet Reverse Owl standing right head fac ing olive sprig and crescent above ethnic at right all within in cuse square SGC 2537 About Extremely Fine well centered 130 160 1752 Athens 393 300 B C Silver Tetradrachm Head of Athena right wearing crested helmet Reverse Owl standing right head fac ing olive sprig and crescent above ethnic at right all within in cuse square SGC 2537 Very Fine


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    Coin World [12/14/1992] (pg. 100)

    12/14/1992

    Collectors Clearinghouse Snowy Owl coins show doubled dies By Ken Potter Special to COIN WORLD Al Windholz of Colorado has gone into history as being the discoverer of not one but two very nice doubled dies on Canada s 1991 Snowy Owl platinum 300 bullion coin Interestingly this is a type of error that the Royal Canadian Mint has main tained has been impossible on Canadian coins since 1978 When Windholz received his four coin


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    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 157th Buy or Bid Sale (pg. 5)



    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 (pg. 6)



    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 (pg. 12)



    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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    Kelly's Coins and Chatter, vol.12, no. 10 (pg. 3)

    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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    The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction, Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money (pg. 323)



    eral Coinage AR Stater 12 19 gms ca 395 387 B C BCD Boeotia 17 Boeotian shield Reverse Amphora in scription across club at top Well rounded some graffiti on the reverse but it is minor and unobtrusive Lustrous and attractive NEARLY EXTREMELY FINE 400 600 30089 Athens AR New Style Tetradrachm 16 79 gms ca 153 152 B C Thompson 54 Id Helmeted head of Athena right Reverse Owl standing right with head facing on am phora prow to right all within wreath Slight gray toning over lustrous surfaces EXTREMELY FINE 400 600 30080 Thebes AR Stater 12 27 gms ca 425 400 B C BCD Boeotia 17 Boeotian shield Reverse Amphora inscrip tion across club at top Well rounded some graffiti on the reverse but it is minor and unobtrusive Lustrous and at tractive VERY


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