Sicily, Leontinoi


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Circa 425-420 BC. AR tetradrachm, 17,74 gr., 26 mm.

Obv: laureate head of Apollo to the right; behind: olive spray.

Rev: LEONTINON; head of roaring lion to right, with open jaws and tongue protruding; three barley grains around, below: mullet (chelon labrosus) swimming to the right.

Ref: Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 62 var. (same dies); HGC 2, 674.
A striking rendering of Apollo. Good very fine.

                    Acquired in the 1980/1990’s.