Athenian New Style Tetradrachm - C.4032 - For Sale

Athenian New Style Tetradrachm - C.4032
Price: $700.00
Obverse: Helmeted Head of Athena Parthenos Reverse: Owl Standing on an Amphora Surrounded by an Olive Wreath The glories of ancient Athens are well known. From the ubiquitous photographs of the Parthenon high upon the Acropolis overlooking the city to the writings of Plato and Socrates, ancient Athens has permeated our modern lives. In fact, many foundations of our modern world have their roots in Athens, the birthplace of democracy and philosophy. Athens was a city of orators, whose convincing arguments would sway the voting populace, made up of male citizens, to change argument into policy. Perhaps Athens is so important because it gave a voice to the individual; that is, if you were qualified to speak. The transfer of power from the elite to the masses, a social phenomenon that first flourished in Athens, would revolutionize the governing structures of the world for the next two thousand years. In a way, we are all Athenians. Just looking at architecture of our nation’s capital proves the lasting impact this ancient city continues to have today. Origin: City of Athens Circa: 2 th Century BC Collection: Numismatics Style: Athenian Medium: Silver Condition: Fine

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