Bruttium, Rhegium, Tetradrachm, 425-420 BC
Lot 1012
Bruttium, Rhegium, Tetradrachm, 425-420 BC
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6 Jan 2012 13:00 EST

Auction 19967
Bruttium, Rhegium, Tetradrachm, 425-420 BC
Lot Details
Bruttium, Rhegium, Tetradrachm, 425-420 BC
17.31g. Herzfelder-59, HN Italy-2491. Obverse: Lion's head facing, two olive leaves with berries in right field. Reverse: City founder Iokastos seated left, holding staff and resting left hand on hip, snake below seat, city name PHΓΙMΟM, all within wreath. This is one of the last die combinations used in the lion's head/seated Iokastos series. The youthful Iokastos is a beautiful Greek sculpture reminiscent to the similar beautiful Tarsus on the early series of Tarentum, possibly by the same hand. The obverse of this coin is very sharp and although they are considered to be in low relief this is in relatively high relief. This is a wonderful piece of early classical Greek art. Slight granulation under Iokastos' chair, otherwise a lightly toned example. Good Very Fine
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