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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1.1965.623
Title
Tetradrachm of Leontinoi
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
c. 466 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Leontinoi (Sicily)
Period
Classical period, Early
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/188763
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
17.13 g
Die Axis
2
Denomination
tetradrachm
Provenance
Glendining, 24 Nov. 1950 (Ryan), 1503 = Ars Classica 16, 3 June 1933), 538 = Hess, 27 Oct. 1932, 572 = Sotheby, 8 May 1916 (Headlam), 40 = J. Hirsch, 11, 4 May 1904, 96
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Loan from the Trustees of the Arthur Stone Dewing Greek Numismatic Foundation
Object Number
1.1965.623
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Quadriga driven by beardless charioteer holding branch-like staff; above, Nike crowning charioteer; in exergue, lion running r. Border of dots.
Rev.: LEONTINON (Chalcidian lambda); laureate head of Apollo in severe style; around, three laurel leaves; beneath, lion running r.
[Overstruck; tooled in modern times.]

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