Printed Auction 38 Lot 36

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Printed Auction 38 Lot 36

SICILY. Leontini. Circa 455-430 B.C. AR tetradrachm. 17.27 gm. 24 mm. Laureate head of Apollo left / Head of roaring lion left, three barley grains around, laurel leaf to right; LEO-N-TI-NON around. Boehringer 55 (same dies). HGC 2, 671 (same dies as illustration). SNG ANS 257 (same dies). SNG Lloyd 1063 (same obv. die). Basel 353 (same dies). Rizzo pl. XXIV, 4 (same dies). Superb Extremely Fine; wonderful lightly iridescent cabinet tone; irregular edge at 2' (occurred during striking); minor die break on obverse (characteristic of this die). Beautiful and choice. Rare. Probably the most beautiful and artistic dies of this issue.

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