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I'm a big fan of Athenian owls and would love to see more of them posted. So post your archaic, classical, pi-style, new style owls! 

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To start, here's one of my favorite classical owls, despite the test cut.

Attica, Athens AR Tetradrachm. Circa 454-404 BC. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet ornamented with three olive leaves above visor and spiral palmette on bowl, round earring with central boss, and pearl necklace / Owl standing to right with head facing, olive sprig and crescent behind, ΑΘΕ before; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; Dewing 1591-8; SNG Copenhagen 31; HGC 4, 1597. 17.07g, 25mm, 8h.

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Looking forward to seeing yours!

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Lovely toning on yours.

ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.18 g, 5h). Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing, spread tail feathers; olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597.

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One from back before the recent flood.

Attica. Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm (22mm, 17.20 g, 2h). Obv: Head of Athena right, with frontal eye. Rev: Owl standing right, head facing, closed tail feathers; olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square. Ref: Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. Attractively toned. EF. Well centered on a broad flan. Ex-Nilus Coins.

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Athena Owl Tetradrachm 454/404 BC; Material: Silver; Diameter: 23.80mm; Weight: 17.17g; Mint: Athen; Reference: HGC 4, 1597; SNG Copenhagen 31; SNG München 49; Kroll 8; Obverse: Head of Athena right, wearing earring, necklace with pendants, and crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl; Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent to left, AΘE to right; all within incuse square.
 
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Nice ones !

Just one here, gift from my wife on a birthday

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ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm
Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye
Owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent behind, all within incuse square. ΑΘΕ in the right field
24mm, 17.08 g, 8h
Ref : Kroll # 8; HGC # 4,1597

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Attica, Athens. Circa 475-465 BC. AR Tetradrachm  'Transitional' type. (23mm; 17.06 gm; 11h). Obv: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl. REV:  AΘE, owl standing right, head facing, split tail feathers; olive sprig and crescent to l.; all within incuse square. Starr Group IV.

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Athens Ar Tetradrachm circa 450 BC Obv Helmeted head of Athena right Rv Owl standing right head facing  Flament Group 1 Late 17.22 grms 23 mm Photo by W. Hansen

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This coin was minted towards the end of the first group of the mass coinage 454-404 BC . The goin posted by @filolif looks to me to be an example of the Flament Group II coinage, which is somewhat more common. The large hoard  of owls that has been circulating through the market are largely from this group. Though of late I  have been seeing more of the Flament III's which lead me to think that there might be yet another hoard of owls out there. 

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4 hours ago, NewStyleKing said:

 

Just a few..............................

YESTHISONE.jpg.7e18d42718dbd0edafdd52140ca5b2d6.jpgThat's what I call a owl!  I've got lots more!

What a group! Always love to see your new styles. And thanks to everyone else who has posted so far!

Here's another of mine. One of my early transitional mass issues that I have a fondness for with it's subtle toning.

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Here are three owls that I have not posted yet, at least as far as I can remember.

Here's a typical standardized classical owl, acquired from Roma Numismatics last year.

Athens, owl, 440-404 BC. From Roma E-Sale 92, lot 218.

17.17 grams

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This is an interesting owl, an imitation in all likelihood, with a probable Aramaic countermark on the obverse, possibly a T or taw.

Athens, eastern imitation owl, late 5th to mid 4th centuries BC.  Aramaic taw (t) countermark?

16.55 grams

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Finally, here's a fairly scarce type that won't win any beauty contests.  This is a late intermediate owl minted in the 3rd century BC.  The obverse strike is such that the long tendril-like quadridigité style palmette is very prominent. Also, this coin was struck on a folded flan.  The owl on the reverse is putting in his daily steps.

Athens, intermediate owl, Quadridigité style, circa 286 - 262 B.C. folded flan.  From Roma E-Sale 103, lot 245

17.06 grams

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Imitative Athenian Owls are just fine too. Here's one of mine:

Philistia (Palestine)(?), uncertain mint AR Tetradrachm. Imitating Athens, circa 450-400 BC(?). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet ornamented with three olive leaves above visor and spiral palmette on bowl, round earring with central boss, and pearl necklace; uncertain symbol or letter on cheek / Owl standing to right with head facing, olive sprig and crescent behind, ΑΘΕ before; all within incuse square., cf. Van Alfen, Mechanisms III.C.2. 17.09g, 24mm, 6h. 

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Had some trouble with focus in the video. 😞
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