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    Magnificent Lion Scalp

    Bruttium. Rhegium. c. 415/0-387 BC. Tetradrachm, 16.47g (9h). Obv: Lion's scalp facing. Rx: PHΓINON (the Ns retrograde), laureate head of Apollo right; behind, olive spray. Herzfelder 75 (D43/R63). SNG ANS 660. HN Italy 2496. BMFA 204 (same dies). Obverse struck in sculptural high relief. A magnificent specimen with lovely toning. Choice EF.

    Ex Triton I, 2 December 1997, lot 179.

    The beauty of this coin is enhanced not only by the flawless execution of the types in a high classical style, but by the quality of preservation. This is especially noticeable with the ferocious facing lion's head on the obverse, a compositional masterpiece that creates an illusion of extreme depth




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    April, 2011
    14th Thursday
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