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Greece (ancient) - Attica, Athens. AR Tetradrachm, ca. 440-404 BC. - Silver

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Greece (ancient) - Attica, Athens. AR Tetradrachm,  ca. 440-404 BC. - Silver

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AU (About Uncirculated) - NGC

Country: Greece (ancient)
Currency: Attica, Athens. AR Tetradrachm,
Year/Period and Variation: ca. 440-404 BC.
Precious metals: Silver
Condition: AU (About Uncirculated)
Certified: NGC

Atica. Athens. Ca. 440-404 BC. AR tetradrachm (17.20 gm). NGC Choice AU ( Almost Uncirculated ) 4/5 - 4/5.
Obv: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet ornamented with three laurel leaves and vine scroll.
Rev: AΘE, owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent moon behind, all within incuse square.
Ref: HGC 4, 1597. SNG Copenhagen 32.

During antiquity, the Athenians boasted about being 'autochthonic', which is to say that they were the original inhabitants of the area and had not moved to Attica from another place. The traditions current in the classical period recounted that, during the Greek Dark Ages, Attica had become the refuge of the Ionians, who belonged to a tribe from the northern Peloponnese. Supposedly, the Ionians had been forced out of their homeland by the Achaeans, who had been forced out of their homeland by the Dorian invasion. Supposedly, the Ionians integrated with the ancient Atticans, who, afterward, considered themselves part of the Ionian tribe and spoke the Ionian dialect. Many Ionians later left Attica to colonize the Aegean coast of Asia Minor and to create the twelve cities of Ionia.

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