ATTICA. Athens. AR Tetradrachm (17.19 gms), ca. 454-404 B.C. NGC MS★, Strike: 5/5 Surface: 5/5. Kroll-8; HGC-4, 1597. Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right; Reverse: Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square. About as alluring and enticing as one could possibly hope to encounter, this exceptional example--emone of the iconic types within the world of ancient coins/em--features tremendous luster and a well centered strike that presents the lower portion of the helmet crest in its entirety. Worthy of an elite bid and demanding of a great deal of attention.