Bruttium, Rhegion, Silver Tetradrachm

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Bruttium, Rhegion. 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),…
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Description

Bruttium, Rhegion.

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.

16.87g.

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).

Specification

Period c. 425 - 420 BC
Date c. 425-420 BC
Coin Group

Ancient Greece

Denomination

Tetradrachm

Coin Ruler

Rhegion

Country

Italy and Sicily

Coin House

Bruttium

Metal

Silver

References 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).
Weight 16.87 g

Provenance

Good Very Fine to Nearly Extremely Fine. A couple of areas of weak strike. Pleasing cabinet toning. A superb pedigree.

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