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bgr_586684 - SICILY - LEONTINOI Tétradrachme

SICILY - LEONTINOI Tétradrachme VF
600.00 €(Approx. 702.00$ | 510.00£)
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 455-430 AC.
Mint name / Town : Leontini, Sicile
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 15,71 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centré. Métal piqué et taché. Usure importante mais la monnaie reste bien lisible et identifiable. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du stock de J-B Vigne (1984)

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Apollon à droite , les cheveux longs retenus dans un chignon.

Reverse


Reverse legend : L-EO-N-T-I-NO-N.
Reverse description : Tête de lion à droite, la gueule ouverte et la langue pendante, entourée de quatre grains d'orge.
Reverse translation : (de 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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