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CNG 112, Lot: 76. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Leontini. Circa 440-430 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 17.08 g, 6h). Wreathed head of Apollo left / Head of roaring lion right within linear circle surrounded by four barley grains. Cf. Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 51 (same obv. die, but rev. type left with no circle); HGC 2, –; SNG ANS 233 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 1060 (same dies); Athena Fund II 211 (same dies); Gillet 448 = Kunstfreund 92 (same dies); Rizzo pl. XXIII, 20 (same dies). Toned, a little die rust on obverse. VF.

From the John L. Cowan Collection, purchased from Pegasi Numismatics, 4 February 2011.