Skip to content

NNP Library //Library Search

13,576 records found.

    Page 1 of 272

    Owl

    >> Sample image results. See all

    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


    Read more

    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


    Read more

    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


    Read more

    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


    Read more

    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


    Read more

    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


    Read more

    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


    Read more

    The Numismatist, December 1995

    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


    Read more

    The Numismatist

    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


    Read more

    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


    Read more

    The Knight

    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


    Read more

    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


    Read more

    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


    Read more

    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


    Read more

    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


    Read more

    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


    Read more

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

    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


    Read more

    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


    Read more

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

    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


    Read more

    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


    Read more

    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


    Read more

    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


    Read more

    The Numismatist, November 2016

    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


    Read more

    The Numismatic Scrapbook Magazine

    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


    Read more

    Harper's Monthly Magazine

    /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


    Read more

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

    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


    Read more

    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


    Read more

    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


    Read more

    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


    Read more

    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


    Read more

    The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction, Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money



    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


    Read more

    The Coin Collector's Journal

    10/1/1934 Numismatics Periodicals

    October 1934 an unlucky phase waning and so to Athens and her plucky little ally Plataea remained the great peril and eternal glory The largest Athenian coin is the so called Marathon dekadrachm on which the Owl is depicted fuli face and awk wardly flattened so that Monsieur Babelon remarks it seems nailed to a pillory Perhaps this is an attempt to represent the owl as hovering over the army and inspiring it to victory Next to these dekadrachms which are very rare museum pieces come the tetra drachms a delight to collectors in their interesting series down to the time of Alexander the Great The


    Read more

    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Paper Money and Medals

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    MC 150 Silky steel gray toning Close to Very Fine 300 400 I he presence of the magistrate s name KA BI on the reverse confirms the dating as pre Macedonian occupation which began in 338 B C with the victory of Philip over the Boeotians and Athenians at Chaeroneia Purchased from Coin Galleries 1966 2147 ATHENA Ca 420 B C Tbtradrachm cut in half Athena head r nose to neck Rv Owl standing r 8 16 grams Nice Fine 406 404 B C Tetradrachm Four ree Emergency issue Usual Athena head owl types Silvering evident on some of the high points Deep banker s cut on the helmet Fine 2 pieces 200 300 2148 ATHENS 300 262 B C Tetradrachm Athena head r eye in profile Rv Owl 17 19 grams Flan elongated vertically affecting Athena s profile Dark tone with deposits Clos


    Read more

    Auction sale XII : mail bid only, featuring : antiquities, ancient coins, medieval coins. [04/25/1978]



    369 336B C AR Drachm Hd ofNymphr Head neck of bull three quarters r S 969 Lyre symbol Good VF 200 353 HISTIAEA 369 336 B C AR Drachm Head of Maenad Bull tree behind with grapes S 972 F 125 354 _ 313 265 B C AR Hemidrachm Head of Maenad r Nymph Histiaea seated r on stern of galley S 973 EF 125 ATHENS 355 ATHENS 490 430 B C Silver Tetradrachm Helmeted hd of Athena r Owl to the r SNG Berry 658 Variety VF 385 356___ Half Stater Athena Owl Cut in half VG 40 357 ___ AR Drachm Head of Athena Owl facing S987 abtVF 200 358__ AR Hemidrachm Athena Owl S 983 abtF 75 359_ ___ Athena hd r Owl facing S988 Profile off flan F 65 360__ c460 B C AR Obol Head of Athena Owl olive leaf S 989 F 75 361 Asabove S989 VG F 35 362__ 430 322 B C AR Tetradrac


    Read more

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

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    ncieni Coins 56 57 58 59 60 A 1 HENS Ca 460 404 B C Tetradrachm Helmeted head of Athena r 61 w ith a rather large eye Rv Owl standing facing olive sprig and crescent behind A0E 17 16 grams Starr pi XXIII 12 Minor spot of porosity on cheek Full profile Near Extremely Fine 700 800 Using the work of Chester Stair the commencement date for this series until recently was held to be 449 B C But extensive analysis of hoards has pushed the dating back and current scholarship now places the approximate start date


    Read more

    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 168th Buy or Bid Sale



    he essential wonder of Greek coins at their finest in that it shows nature as accurately as a camera The top of the nymph s head a little off flan but the obverse almost perfectly centered Some minor isolated porosity otherwise EF 12000 Exquisite Eariy Tetradrachm 115 ATTIC ATHENS Tetradrachm 535 530 BC 17 32g Seltman s Civic Mint Cf A226 P289 Obv Helmeted head of Athena right Rx Owl four leafs berry on branch left A0E to right This coin is extremely interesting in that the reverse is a wonderful example of Seltman s Civic Mint of early Athenian tetradrachms while the obverse is typical of later issues even being struck with a worn die in sharp contrast to the freshness of the reverse die The issue that Seltman erroneously attributed to the Civic Mint must accordingly


    Read more

    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd. 99th Buy or Bid Sale



    166 nymph with a centered horse EF 2500 THESSALY LARISSA c 400 370 BC Drachm 6 1 4g Lorber 71 4 SNG Delepierre 1 130 Facing nymph head Horse grazing right Beautiful head of fountain nymph with perfectly centered horse on reverse Mint State 1500 167 ATTICA ATHENS 455 450 BC Tetradrachm Group V B 208 Exquisite high relief head of Athena complimented by a beautiful compact early Owl on the reverse Near Mint State 3000 168 449 413 BC Tetradrachm I6 92g Very nicely proportioned head of Athena Near Mint State 1400 449 413 BC Tetradrachm 17 1 7g Near Mint State 700 169 393 322 BC Tetradrachm Deep banker s mark on reverse but well made for this deplorable series of coins EF 225 181 0 BC New Style Tetradrachm I6 90g Thompson 1 04a Sv 38 12 170 OBV Helmeted At


    Read more

    The January NYINC 2013 Auction



    Stack s Bowers Ponterio Session A Starts 9 45 PM ET Tuesday January 8 201 3 ATTICA 141 Athens AR Tetradrachm 17 20 gms ca 454 404 B C SNG Copenhagen 38 Helmeted head of Athena right Reverse Owl standing right head facing olive sprig behind EXTREMELY FINE 800 1200 From the Demarete Collection 142 Athens AR Tetradrachm 17 21 gms ca 454 404 B C SNG Copenhagen 38 Helmeted head of Athena right Reverse Owl standing right head facing olive sprig behind all within incuse square Well struck from slightly worn dies the lustrous surfaces are toned in thick golden gray EXTREMEL


    Read more

    N.O.W. News, Fall 1994

    10/1/1994

    By William Brandimore The belief that the Owl is a wise old bird is not a new one The owl appears on Athenian silver coins of the 5th century before Christ on the opposite side of the head of Athena the patron goddess of Athens The connection between the owl and Athena is based on the Greek legend that every night the owl flew around the world in order to bring the news of the day back to Athena The coin as illustrated features Athena


    Read more

    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 172nd Buy or Bid Sale



    Rx Owl leaning r head facing olive twig with two leaves and crescent moon beneath ethnic in r field VF 2800 79 ATTIC ATHENS Tetradrachm c 440 BC 17 13g Obv Head of Athena r three small upright olive leaves on front edge of Attic helmet beaded necklace Rx Owl leaning r head facing olive twig with two leaves and crescent moon beneath ethnic in r field Nice compact head of Athena


    Read more

    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 175th Buy or Bid Sale



    c 400 364 BC Hemiobol 0 43g BMC Peloponnese p 55 31 pi VIII 14 SNG Delepierre 1 334 BCD 211 Obv Hart sprouting grain of wheat In field ivy leaf Rx E P Wheat ear Rare Better than the examples in the BCD collection Obverse struck in high relief EF Good VF 2250 133 ATTIC ATHENS c 455 449 BC Obd 0 67g Starr Group V Obv Head of Athena r wearing crested helmet Rx A0E Owl standing facing right with four tail feathers pointing down behind dive spray and crescent It is extremdy rare to find a wdl struck obd of Athens especidly one with the full crest of the hdmet on the obverse and distinct four feathers pointing down on the owl s tail on the reverse Good VF 3000 134 ATTIC ATHENS 460 450 BC Obol 0 64g Starr 11 V Obv Helmeted head of Alhena right Rx


    Read more

    Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 166th Buy or Bid Sale



    r I forefoot raised aVF 200 136 BOEOTIA THEBES 395 338 BC Stater c 379 368 BC 12 18g BMC p 81 126 BCD Boiotia 523 Obv Boeotian shield Rx Amphora EF 450 First Athens Decadrachm 137 ATTIC ATHENS Decadrachm 465 BC 42 38g Dr Wolfgang Fischer Bossert 0 First recorded striking of a Decadrachm of Athens Obv Head of Athena wearing crested helmet earring and necklace Rx Owl standing facing with spread wings in upper field I olive twig with two leaves and berry Dr Wolfgang Fischer Bossert is publishing this coin in a Festschrift to Silvia Hurter It is in his opinion the first recorded striking of a decadrachm of Athens thus the zero number which would come before the Berlin specimen which is 1 in his new book on the decadrachms of Athens The reasons for


    Read more

    The August 2016 ANA Auction, Ancient & World Coins, Internet Only



    NGC EE Strike 5 5 Surface 4 5 350 500 BOEOTIA 22027 Thebes AR Stater 11 86 gms Arka Magistrate ca 368 364 B C BCD 537 Boeotian shield Reverse Amphora with ivy leaves at handles magistrate s name at sides NGC VF Strike 4 5 Surface 4 5 300 400 ATTICA 22028 Athens AR Tetradrachm 17 15 gms ca 440 404 B C Svoronos pl 14 23 Helmeted head of Athena facing right Reverse Owl standing right with head facing olive sprig and crescent moon behind all within incuse square Minor graffito in the field before the owl Nicely centered with nice and even old cabinet tone NGC Ch VF Strike 5 5 Surface 3 5 Light Graffito 700 900 22029 Athens AR Tetradrachm 17 21 gms ca 393 294 BC Svoronos pl 20 13 SNG Cop 63 Head of Athena in At tica helmet right Reverse Owl


    Read more

    Public coin auction : Harding collection of ancient coins ... : Dr. Zack collection of Israel & Judaea world coins. [10/10-13/1972]



    137 Ar hemiobol Athena r Owl facing BMC 112 Rare and Fine 30 40 138 420 322BC Ar tetradrachm Head of Athena r Owl facing BMC 132 Choice VF PHOTO 200 250 139 390 339BC Ar tetradrachm Head of Athena r eye in profile Owl and olive branch Grose 5892 VF EF PHOTO 125 175 140 Ar tetradrachm Head of Athena r Owl and olive branch Grose 5892 VF 100 125 141 Ar tetradrachm Head of Athena r Owl


    Read more

    The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction, Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money



    Stacks Bowers Galleries Session A Starts 10 00 AM CT Tuesday August 5 2014 ATTICA 287 Athens AR Tetradrachm 17 13 gms ca 454 421 B C Svornos pl 12 4 Helmeted head of Athena right Reverse Owl standing right facing olive sprig and crescent behind all within incuse square Nice toning Good style with per fectly centered owl EXTREMELY FINE 3500 4500 288 Athens AR Tetradrachm 16 98 gms ca 454 404 B C Svornos pl 14 1 3 Helmeted head of Athena right Reverse Owl standing right with head facing crescent and olive sprig behind all within incuse square Extremely well ce


    Read more

    The January 2015 NYINC Auction, Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money



    Stack s Bowers Galleries Session A Starts 6 30 PM ET Friday January 9 2015 ATTICA 71 Athens AR Tetradrachm 17 13 gms ca 454 421 B C Svornos pl 12 4 Starr pl XXII 3 Helmeted head of Athe na right Reverse Owl standing right facing olive sprig and crescent behind all within incuse square Nice toning Lovely style with perfectly centered owl and all four bor ders clear and present A choice and highly desirable ex ample EXTREMELY FINE 3500 4500 72 Athens AR Tetradrachm 16 72 gms ca 454 421 B C Svornos pl 12 18 Helmeted head of Athena right Re verse Owl standing right facing crescent


    Read more

    Harper's New Monthly Magazine

    /1853 Numismatics Periodicals

    816 HARPER S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE 44 The Chinese eat them says the Owl 44 and I have read that they are very fond of dogs continued the old lady 44 1 wish they would exterminate every cur of them off the face of the earth said the fox 44 And I have also read in works of travel that the French eat frogs continued the owl 4 4 Aha my friend Crapaud are you there 1 That was a very pretty concert we sang together last night 44 If the French devour my br


    Read more

    Mail auction sale : featuring ancient Greek, Roman republican and Roman imperial coins ... [07/07/1978]



    ANCIENT GREEK 100 EPIRUS 117 Tetradrachm AR 17 12 grams BC 393 300 Athena head r Owl Head p 374 Very Fine thick flan 200 00 250 00 AMBRACIA Corinthian Stater AR 8 41 grams BC 450 350 Pegasos to left Athena helmeted head r Head p 319 PHOTO 101 Cammann 121 Fine 175 00 200 00 PHOTO REPUBLIC Drachm AR 4 675 grams BC 238 168 Zeus 118 Drachm AR 4 20 grams BC 393 339 Athena head r Owl Head p 374 Very Fine 125 00 150 00 PHOTO head r Eagle and name within wreat


    Read more

    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Paper Money and Medals

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    r within incuse square 2 99 grams BMC 11 Granular surfaces toned a dark gray Very Fine Nice Fine 200 300 ERETRIA Euboia 357 267 B C Drachm Head of nymph Euboia 1 hair rolled Rv Cow s head face to r filleted horns and EY above 3 42 grams BMC 8 Lightly granular surfaces and minor scratches Very Fine 150 200 ATHENS Attica 460 455 B C Obol Helmeted head of Athena r Rv Owl standing r 0 69 grams Starr p XXIV n Obverse off center Very Good Very Fine 100 125 Lot No 118 ATHENS 449 413 B C Tetradrachm Helmeted head of Athena archaic eye Rv Owl standing r tail as single prong 17 10 grams Dewing 1596 The nose off the planchet gray tone Choice Very Fine 400 600 ATHENS 449 413 B C T etradrachm A second as last 17 13 grams Dewing 1612 Decentl


    Read more

    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Paper Money, Medals and Decorations

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    ield Rv Amphora t lE 12 22 grams BMC 70 Reverse off center Pleasing dark gray tone Very Fine 400 500 ICARE WAPPENMUNZEN DRACHM 100 ATHENS Attica 545 530 B C Drachm Wap penmiinzen Wheel of four spokes Rv Rough incuse square of four triangles 4 06 grams Svor Pl I Se Kraay 169 Nice Very Fine 1 250 1 500 101 ATHENS 449 413 B C Tetradrachm Helmeted head of Athena r Rv Owl standing r 17 13 grams Banker s test on the owl s head Lightly granular Slightly oval Han which reveals full face and full helmet crest Close to Extremely Fine 800 1 000 102 ATHENS 449 413 B C Tetradrachm Athena owl types as last 17 13 grams Light granularity Well centered on a typically short Han Banker s test cut on owl s head Extremely Fine 500 600 103 ATHENS 449 413 B C


    Read more
      Page 1 of 272
      NNP is 100% non-profit and independent // Your feedback is essential and welcome. // Your feedback is essential and welcome.