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Tetradrachm

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Country Leontini (Sicily)
(Sicily)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 466 BC - 460 BC
Value 1 Tetradrachm = 4 Drachm (4)
Currency Litra
Composition Silver
Weight 17.25 g
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References Jameson# 620,
Collection R. Jameson. Monnaies grecques antiques. 4 Vols.
by R. Jameson
(Paris, 1913-32 (reprinted))
BMC Greek# 9
A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum
by Reginald Stuart Poole, Barclay Vincent Head, Percy Gardner, Warwick William Wroth, George Francis Hill
(British Museum)

Obverse

Charioteer, wearing long chiton and holding a goad in his right hand and the reins in his left, driving quadriga to right, its horses walking and crowned by Nike flying right above them. In exergue, lion running right

Reverse

Laureate head of Artemis to right, her hair bound up at the back, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace. Around, four barley grains

Lettering: ΛΕ ΟΝ ΤΙΝ ΟΝ

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (466 BC - 460 BC) 

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