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Pedigreed to 1906

434, Lot: 6. Estimate $300.
Sold for $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Leontini. Circa 450-440 BC. AR Litra (12mm, 0.81 g, 11h). Head of roaring lion right / River god, nude, standing left, pouring libation on altar from patera and cradling olive branch in left arm; barley grain to right. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 49; HGC 3, 692; Rizzo pl. XXIII, 17–8. Good VF, toned, a few marks under tone.

Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 294, 16 January 2013), lot 51; Gustav Philipsen Collection (Part I, J. Hirsch XV, 28 May 1906), lot 1033.