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Lot 12. Leontinoi AR Tetradrachm, c. 430-425 BC

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

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Bidding closed (Sunday, March 15th, 19:04:00 CET)
Current time: Friday, July 10th, 02:34:50 CEST

Price realised: CHF 3'600.00 (5 bids)
Approx. EUR 3'197.05 / USD 3'566.58 / GBP 2'809.24

High bidder: Bidder 4

eAuction #67, Lot 12. Estimate: CHF 2'500.00

Sicily, Leontinoi. AR Tetradrachm (24-25 mm, 17.32 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).

Gently toned and good 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.