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Live auction - bgr_734401 - SICILY - LEONTINOI Litra

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Estimate : 180 €
Price : 80 €
Maximum bid : 80 €
End of the sale : 26 July 2022 14:07:00
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Litra
Date: c. 200-150 AC
Mint name / Town : Leontini, Sicile
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 10,12 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée à l’usure régulière. Joli buste de Déméter. Patine vert foncé


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste de Déméter drapée de face, couronnée d’épis ; araire dans le champ à gauche ; grènetis circulaire perlé.


Reverse description : Dieu-rivière nu assis sur un rocher à droite, tenant une corne d’abondance de la main droite et un roseau de la main gauche ; grènetis circulaire perlé.
Reverse legend : (L-EON).
Reverse translation : (Léontini).

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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