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Sicily. Leontinoi. AR Tetradrachm, ca. 425-420 BC, 17,74 gr., 26 mm.
Obverse: laureate head of Apollo to the right; behind: olive spray //
Reverse: LEONTINON; head of roaring lion to right, with open jaws and tongue protruding; three barley grains around, below: mullet (chelon labrosus) swimming to the right.
Boehringer, Münzgeschichte 62 var. (same dies); HGC 2, 674.
Good very fine
Acquired in the 1980/1990’s.
A striking rendering of Apollo.