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Among the Finest Known for Issue

Triton XXII, Lot: 121. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $17000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Leontini. Circa 450-440 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.22 g, 12h). Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / Head of roaring lion right; LEO-NT-I-NO-N and four barley grains around. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 38 (same obv. die as illustration); HGC 2, 667; SNG ANS 228 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1053–4; Basel 349; Rizzo pl. XXIII, 2 (same obv. die). Choice EF, lightly toned.

Ex M. L. Collection of Coins of Magna Graecia and Sicily (Numismatica Ars Classica 82, 20 May 2015), lot 42; Numismatica Ars Classica 4 (27 February 1991), lot 42.