- ID: 318

    Submitter: Federico Pastrone

    Added: 1998-03-22

    SICILY.  Leontinoi.

    AR-Tetradrachm, ca. 425 B.C.
    Av.: Laureate head of Apollo to l., the hair is short and clinging to the head.
    Rv.: Lion´s head to l., above, in front and below, barley corn, to r., laurel leaf.
    17,21 g. c. 25 mm.

    Ref.: cf. SNG ANS 257.

    BoC: 21/2, 1996/97, p. 4.

    FAKE – These apparently new counterfeits (for another die see BoC 21/2, p.4) appeared in auctions in the spring of 1996, within weeks of each other. They are struck, or rather pressed, from dies taken from genuine specimens of the big hoard of the early 1980s.

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