ATHENS (ATTICA): 440-404 BC, AR tetradrachm. NGC AU

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ATHENS (ATTICA): 440-404 BC, AR tetradrachm. NGC AU
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ATHENS (ATTICA): 440-404 BC, AR tetradrachm, S-2526, helmeted bust of Athena right // owl standing right with head facing, AΘE before, olive spray and crescent behind, Strike: 5/5, Surface: 4/5, NGC graded choice About Unc. Quantities of tetradrachms were minted to pay for such projects as the rebuilding of the city's temples, to finance new buildings such as the Parthenon, and to fund the Peloponnesian War, which was to ruin Athens financially.