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bgr_420923 - SICILY - LEONTINOI Litra

SICILY - LEONTINOI Litra XF
150.00 €(Approx. 174.00$ | 126.00£)
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Type : Litra
Date: c. 475-466 AC.
Mint name / Town : Léontini, Sicile
Metal : silver
Diameter : 11 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 0,46 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Joli droit de frappe un peu faible. Joli revers. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets mordorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection David Dray et de la vente CNG Eauction 374, n° 93

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Mufle de lion vu de face.

Reverse


Reverse legend : INSCRIPTION RÉTROGRADE.
Reverse description : Grain d’orge placé verticalement.
Reverse legend : LE/ON.
Reverse translation : (Léontini).

Commentary


Poids très léger. Le revers doit être posé verticalement et non pas horizontalement comme le font certains ouvrages.

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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