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Ex Platt Hall, Weber, and Bompois Collections
Nearly 140 Year Old Pedigree

CNG 111, Lot: 64. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $9000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Leontini. Circa 440-430 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 17.25 g, 12h). Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / Head of roaring lion right; LEO-NTIN-ON and four barley grains around. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 52 var. (lion head left; same obv. die); HGC 2, 669 var. (same; same obv. die as illustration); Weber 1382 (this coin – reverse photo switched with 1381). Good VF, old cabinet tone.

Ex Henry Platt Hall Collection (Part I, Glendining & Co., 19 July 1950), lot 44; Sir Hermann Weber Collection, 1382; Ferdinand Bompois Collection (Hoffman, 16 January 1882), lot 426 (possibly 425: Weber lists 426, but that coin is listed at 16.70 grams, while 425, of the same type, is at a closer weight of 17.20 grams).