Silver Tetradrachm, c. c. 425-420 BC.
Obverse: Lion’s head facing, olive branch with fruit to right, all within dotted border.
Reverse: Iokastos (the mythical founder of the city), naked to his waist, seated left, holding a staff and resting left hand on his hip, all within a laurel wreath.
(SNG Lockett 651 [this coin Pl.XII]; SNG Weber 1115 (this coin, p. 231-232, pl.43); Herzfelder RN 1956 No. 61d (this coin); Pozzi 324 (same dies); SNG Lloyd 685 (same dies), Seltman Pl. VIII No.17 (Numismatic Chronicle 1897, same reverse die)).
Good Very Fine to Nearly Extremely Fine. A couple of areas of weak strike. Pleasing cabinet toning. A superb pedigree.
Ex. Triton II (01/12/1998) lot #135.
Ex. Moretti Collection;
Ex. R.C. Lockett Collection, Glendining Sale (25/10/1955), lot #533;
Ex. Sir Hermann Weber Collection no.1116 (illustrated), Naville IV (17-19/06/1922), lot #184 (illustrated, pl.VII).