Auction 10  –  18 May 2015

Nomos, Auction 10

Greek, Roman and Byzantine Coins

Mo, 18.05.2015, from 4:00 PM CEST
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GREEK COINS Sicily Leontini , c. 430-425 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 17.06g 3), by the ‘Maestro della foglia’. Laureate head of Apollo to left. Rev. ΛΕΟΝΤΙΝΟΝ 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. An at­tractive toned example. With the usual die fault behind the eye on the obverse and a minor scrape in the hair, other­wise , extremely fine. From an American collection, ex Classical Numismatic Group 78, 14 May 2008, 2009. This coin was struck from a particularly elegant pair of dies that were engraved by an artist termed, after Rizzo, the “maestro della foglia” because of the leaf that appears as part of the design. He worked at Leontinoi and at Katane, and was exceptionally gifted.

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Price realized 2'800 CHF
Starting price 1'800 CHF
Estimate 2'250 CHF
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