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Drachm of Akanthos with kneeling bull

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Obverse: Bull kneeling right on right knee, head to left, left foreleg bent; dotted ground line; below, akanthos flower upwards; border of dots. Reverse: Fourpart incuse square, surfaces irregularly granulated.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 538); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic or Early Classical Period, 520–470 B.C.

Mint

Akanthos, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0524.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.19 gm.

Accession Number

04.655

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins