Starting Price: 35000 CHF
COINS OF THE GREEK WORLD
SICILY. Leontinoi. Tetradrachm shortly after 480. Dies by the Demareteion Master. Obv. Slow quadriga to r. Nike crowning the standing driver who holds branch in r. hand. In exergue a lion running to r. Rev. ΛEO - NTIN - O - N Head of Apollo to r. wearing laurel wreath. His hair is combed over the forehead and tied in back of head. Below the head, a lion running to r. Three laurel leaves in field. 7.28 g. Rizzo Pl. 22, 14 (= Hirmer 19 and pl. 6 below: identical dies). Chantraine Pl. 1, 5. Ross Holloway Pl. 1, 4. Schwabacher Pl. 6 middle. SNG ANS 217. SNG München 549. Of great rarity. Very fine style and patina. Very fine-Extremely fine.
Ex Auction Hess/Leu 31. Lucerne December 6, 1966. Lot 113.
Ex Auction Naville-Ars Classica 15. 1930. Lot 291.
Ex Auction Jacob Hirsch 31. Munich 1912. Gutekunst Coll. Lot 163.
C. M. Kraay, Kraay-Hirmer, Greek Coins (1966) p. 88 suggests as date of the Demareteion issues the year 466, when the tyrants were driven from Syracuse.