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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 96

SICILY, Leontini. Circa 450-440 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 17.37 g, 3h).


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 96.
 Estimated: $ 15 000

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 12 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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SICILY, Leontini. Circa 450-440 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 17.37 g, 3h). Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / Head of roaring lion right; LEO-NTI-NO-N and four barley grains around. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 35 (same obv. die as illustration); HGC 2, 667; SNG ANS 220 (same obv. die); SNG Lloyd 1053–4; Basel 349; Rizzo pl. XXIII, 2 (same obv. die). Lightly toned. EF. Well centered and struck from fresh dies of fine style. Exceptional for issue.

From the Ancient Miniature Art Collection. Ex Gorny & Mosch 129 (8 March 2004), lot 41.

This coin is illustrated in the forthcoming book by H.B. Andersen, Apollo to Apollo: The Hunt for the Divine and Eternal Beauty.

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I will be held Tuesday morning, 14 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.