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89001042
Triton XV, Lot: 1042. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $11000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Leontini. Circa 430-425 BC. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.27 g, 6h). Head of Apollo left, wearing laurel wreath / Head of roaring lion right; LE-O-N-TI-N-ON around; three barley grains above, to left, and below; leaf behind. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 55 (same dies); SNG ANS 257 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1063 (same obv. die); Rizzo pl. XXIV, 4 (same dies); Basel 353 (same dies). Superb EF, typical die break in hair of Apollo (but at very early state), a couple tiny marks on reverse. Splendid style.