BY THE MAESTRO DELLA FOGLIA|
10576. SICILY, PIAKOS, c. 425-420 BC. AE Hemilitron 17.32 mm 4.76 grams. Obverse: Laureate horned head of a young river-god left; before, six pellets. Reverse: Hound attacking hind to right, seizing her by the throat; in left field, acorn; in right field, oak leaf. Ref . AIIN suppl. 20 (1975), p. 92, group I, pl. 7, 2a. CNS III p. 197, 2. VF. Extremely rare Sicilian Greek mint. Better than photo.
An unsigned work of the "Maestro della foglia" circa 410, Head of young river-god l., with small horns, wearing laurel wreath; in field l., P - I - A - K among six pellets. Rev. Hound dragging hind to r. and biting her neck; at sides, acorn and leaf. AMB 397. Rizzo pl. 60, 14. Jenkins, Enna etc., pl. 7, 2b. Calciati 2/1. C. Boehringer, AIIN supplemento 25, Die frhen Bronzenmnzen von Leontinoi und Katane, pl. 22, 4. Very rare. A very attractive reverse composition, green patina and extremely fine. See another nearly identical in condition in NAC Auction 27 (12.05.2004) which made 3100 CHF ($2399) on a 2000 estimate.