AR Litra. 0.7g, 11mm
MINTED: SICILY, Abakainon, circa 420-390 BC
REF: cf. HGC 2, 21 (for rev type); cf. SNG ANS 1293 (same)
OBVERSE: Laureate, bearded head right.
REVERSE: ABA, Sow and piglet standing left.
Ex Lewis Egnew Collection (Superior Stamps & Coins, 30 May 1995, lot 7115)
Fine. Toned. Slightly chipped edge.
Extremely rare and unpublished variety. This reverse commonly encountered with the 3/4 facing female head rather than this bearded male head.
Abakainon was a town of the Sicels, the Italic tribe who dwelt in the eastern regions of Sicily. The town was about 4 miles inland from the northeastern coast of Sicily, where the expansive oak forests of the Nebrodi Mountains provided food for large roaming herds of swine that lived there.
SICILY, Abakainon . Circa 420-390 BC . AR Litra . Extremely Rare and Unpublished
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