Sicily, Leontinoi, Tetradrachm, c.425-420 BC; AR (g 17,10; mm 25); Laureate head of Apollo r., Rv. Lion's head to r., with open jaws and tongue protruding; around, three barley grains and LEONTINON; below, mullet (chelon labrosus) swimming r. Boehringer, Mfulzgeschichte 62 var. (same dies, but before olive spray was added to obverse); SNG ANS 253 corr. (same obverse die, probably not tooled to remove olive spray); Basel 354 var. (same dies; same); Gillet 652 var. (same dies; same); HGC 2, 674.
A rare example struck before an olive spray was added to the obverse die behind the head of Apollo. Impudently cleaned with acid. But well centered reverse, and stiliabout extremely fine.