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Live auction - bgr_612429 - SICILY - LEONTINOI Tétradrachme "du Maître à la feuille"

SICILY - LEONTINOI Tétradrachme  du Maître à la feuille  AU/MS
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Type : Tétradrachme "du Maître à la feuille"
Date: c. 425 AC
Mint name / Town : Leontinoi
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 17,32 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire, idéalement centré. Revers de très beau style, bien venu à la frappe et finement détaillé. Superbe portrait. Agréable patine grise de collection avec des reflets bleutés

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Apollon à gauche.

Reverse


Reverse legend : LEO-N-TI-N-ON.
Reverse description : Tête de lion à gauche, la gueule ouverte et la langue pendante, entourée de trois grains d'orge ; derrière la tête, une feuille de laurier.

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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