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Sicily, Leontinoi, Silver Tetradrachm

Sicily, Leontinoi (c. 430-425 B.C.), Silver Tetradrachm. Head of Apollo facing left, wearing a laurel-wreath, rev. LEONTINON, lion's head, with jaws open and tongue protruding, facing left, a bay-leaf behind, three barley-corns around, 17.41g., 8h (Rizzo pl. XXIV, 4 (these dies); SNG ANS 257 (these dies); Boehringer, 'Zur Münzgeschichte von Leontinoi in Klassischen Zeit', in Studies to Price, 55 (these dies)). Excellent metal, a very attractive example, some lustre, good extremely fine.

Provenance:

Purchased from Spink & Son Ltd., London, 5 February 1985

Ex Prospero Collection, New York Sale XXVII, 4 January 2012, lot 140

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