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Triton XXII, Lot: 122. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Leontini. Circa 450-440 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 17.20 g, 7h). Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / Head of roaring lion right; LEO-N-T-I-NO-N and four barley grains around. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 40; HGC 2, 667; SNG ANS 230 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1053–4; Basel 349; Rizzo pl. XXIII, 1. Near EF, toned. Of artistic merit.

Ex Triton XX (10 January 2017), lot 55; Jonathan K. Kern Collection (Triton XVIII, 6 January 2015), lot 360; Coin Galleries Numismatic Review IX/5-6 (1968), no. E6.