Nomos
Nomos, Auction 20

Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Medieval and Modern Coins

Fr, 10.07.2020, from 04:00 PM CEST
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Sicily
Leontini. Circa 430-425 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.28 g, 6 h), by the “Maestro della foglia”. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ΛΕΟΝ-ΤΙ-ΝΟΝ Head of a lion with open jaws to left; around, three barley grains and, behind the head, a laurel leaf. Basel 353. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 55. Rizzo pl. XXIV, 4. SNG ANS 257. A very attractive example, splendidly toned and beautifully struck on a broad flan. Minor scratch on the obverse, and some die wear in the hair, otherwise, extremely fine.

From the Trausnitz Collection, ex Giessener Münzhandlung 76, 22 April 1996, 43.

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