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Sale: Nomos 8, Lot: 43. Estimate CHF3500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 21 October 2013. 
Sold For CHF2800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Leontinoi. Circa 430-425 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24mm, 16.94 g 6), with a reverse die signed 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. A very attractive example, beautifully struck and splendidly toned. With some minor die breaks and striking faults, otherwise, virtually as struck.

From a Swiss collection.

This coin is another example of the work of the “maestro della foglia”, the great engraver who also worked at Katane (as above, lot 39).