Benefactor robinjojo Posted January 12 · Benefactor Benefactor Share Posted January 12 This a somewhat unusual archaic owl in that it has what appears to be a countermark on the obverse helmet. I don't think it is corrosion, nor metal flaws, which are common with archaic owls, and can be seen elsewhere on the example. The spoke design almost suggests a countermark applied in Aegina, since it seems to be a "skew" style design. I've seen many archaic owls with test cuts, but not too many countermarked. Any thoughts? Thanks Athens, archaic owl, circa 480 BC. Corroded and countermarked. Seltman group Gi 16.26 grams Here's the countermark: 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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