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Live auction - bgr_765442 - SICILY - LEONTINOI Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 580 €
Price : 290 €
Maximum bid : 290 €
End of the sale : 24 January 2023 14:02:00
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 455-430 AC.
Mint name / Town : Leontini, Sicile
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 16,72 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré à l’usure importante mais bien identifiable. Portrait agréable. Patine grise, tachée
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse legend : LEON-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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