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E-auction 353-266650 - bgr_568559 - SICILY - LEONTINOI Litra

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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 39 €
Maximum bid : 40 €
End of the sale : 20 January 2020 14:05:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Litra
Date: c. 475-466 AC.
Mint name / Town : Léontini, Sicile
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13,00 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 0,64 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large pour une monnaie divisionnaire. Joli mufle de lion. Frappe molle au revers et brouillée. Patine grise superficielle. A été nettoyé anciennement


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


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.


Poids léger.

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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