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Lot 30. Leontinoi AR Tetradrachm, c. 430-425 BC, FDC

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Leontinoi AR Tetradrachm
Leontinoi AR Tetradrachm, c. 430-425 BC, FDC

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eAuction #66, Lot 30. Estimate: CHF 1'800.00

Sicily, Leontinoi. AR Tetradrachm (23-25 mm, 16.95 g), c. 430-425 BC.
Obv. Laureate head of Apollo to left.
Rev. Lion's head left, with open jaws and tongue protruding, around which LEONTINON; laurel leaf behind, three barley-corns around.
Boehringer, Leontinoi 55 (same dies); Rizzo pl. XXIV, 4 (same dies); SNG ANS 257 (same dies).

Minor roughness on obverse, otherwise, extremely fine.

This coin is an example of the work of the "maestro della foglia", dubbed thus for his habit of “signing” his work with a special type of leaf, instead of the usual initials or name: on the right side of the reverse of this coin we find a laurel leaf.

Purchased privately from "Nomisma", Banque des monnaies.