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Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 116. Estimate CHF10000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011. 
Sold For CHF12000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Leontinoi. Circa 476-466 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.99 g 7). Bearded charioteer driving quadriga galloping to right; above, Nike flying right to crown the horses. Rev. ΛΕΟΝΤΙΝΟΝ (retrograde and partially upside down) Lion’s head with open jaws to right; around, four grains of barley. Boehringer, Leontinoi 2. Pozzi 462 (this coin). SNG Copenhagen 335 (same dies). Beautifully toned, of fine style and very well preserved. Extremely fine.

From the Golden Horn Collection, Stack’s 12 January 2009, 2102 and the collection of S. Pozzi, Naville 1, 21 April 1921, 462.

A superb piece from the earliest issue of tetradrachms at Leontinoi. The obverse was copied from those used on the contemporary coins of Syracuse.