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Live auction - bgr_532239 - SICILY - LEONTINOI Tétradrachme

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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 476-466 AC.
Mint name / Town : Léontini, Sicile
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 16,99 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais court au droit sur l’aurige, bien centré autrement. Frappe molle au droit. Joli revers. Patine grise superficielle. A été nettoyé anciennement


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : quadrige au pas à droite, conduit par l’aurige, tenant les rênes et le kentron couronné par une Niké volant à droite.


Reverse legend : L-EO-N-T-IN-O-N (LÉGENDE RÉTROGRADE).
Reverse description : Tête de lion à droite, la gueule ouverte et la langue pendante, entourée de quatre grains d'orge.
Reverse translation : (de Léontini).


Au droit, le coin est bouché au niveau de la roue du char.

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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