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bgr_427263 - SICILY - LEONTINOI Litra

SICILY - LEONTINOI Litra VF
100.00 €(Approx. 121.00$ | 88.00£)
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Type : Litra
Date: c. 475-466 AC.
Mint name / Town : Léontini, Sicile
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 0,72 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan à l’usure importante, mais identifiable. Patine grise

Obverse


Obverse legend : LEO-N.
Obverse description : Tête de lion à droite, la gueule ouverte et la langue pendante.
Obverse translation : (Léontini).

Reverse


Reverse description : Dieu-rivière cornu, nu debout à gauche (Lyssos) tenant de la main gauche une grande branche de laurier et une patère de la main droite, faisant une libation au-dessus d’un autel ; derrière, dans le champ à droite, un grain d’orge posé verticalement.

Historical background


SICILY - Leontini

(Fifth century BC)

Leontini was founded in 729 BC by Chalcidians Naxos. From 480 BC, the city fell under the rule of Gelon, tyrant of Syracuse, and is influenced by Gela. The city was liberated in 466 BC by establishing democracy. The city was overwhelmed by Syracuse in 422 BC.

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