Attica - Athens - Owl Tetradrachm 450-405 BCE Obv: helmeted head of Athena right. Rev: owl standing right; olive branch and crescent behind, AΘE before, within incuse square. 17.11 grams. Good very fine. Literature Sear 2526. Purchased from Timeline auctions May 2021 A coin clearly used by Alcibiades when he absconded from Athens to Sparta during the Peloponnesian war! Pretty sure I can even see his pretty boy thumb print Wishful thinking/dreaming aside, boyO does this coin bring favorite tales of that war rushing to my head like 5 shots of Absinthe taken in quick succession. Guys whose names will remain legendary as long as the sun shines like Pericles: (Pericles was said to have worn his helmet all the time due to his having an oddly long shaped head. No joke.) Thucydides: (at least Thucydides had the good sense to die right before the war ended) Nicias: (poor bastard got played twice and and gets to take all the blame) Socrates: and of course Alcibiades! Betrayals, unforeseeable changes of fortune, fighting on land see and everywhere in between. Heck, Alcibiades even slept with a Spartan queen during it all and was such a big deal that even she bragged about it And NOBODY would have guessed that this brutal, long and drawn out war would have ended with Athens (kings of the sea) losing a naval battle to SPARTA at Aegospotami!?!?! I read through a bunch of old threads, tried searching for a site that lists how you can identify a coins Starr group and even searched ACsearch for coins under Sear 2526 hoping one might say. No luck. Anyone want to tell me or at least point me in the right direction of my new BFFs Starr group? Any help is appreciated. And please post those coins from the time period of the Peloponnesian war, great/favorite stories from the war or anything that sinks your navy!