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Ex Headlam and Bunbury Collections

Triton XXI, Lot: 340. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $27500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Leontini. Circa 450-440 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 17.09 g, 9h). Head of Apollo right, wearing laurel wreath / Head of roaring lion right; LEO-NT-I-NO-N and four barley grains around. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 41 = Hirsch 441 (same obv. die); HGC 2, 667; SNG ANS 222 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1055 (same obv. die); Jameson 629 (same obv. die); Rizzo pl. XXIII, 1 (same obv. die). EF, old collection tone.

Ex Ars Classica XVI (3 July 1933), lot 544; Arthur C. Headlam Collection (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 8 May 1916), lot 68; Sir Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection (Part 1, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 15 June 1896), lot 329 (illustrated on pl. II).