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Tetradrachm of Akanthos with lion attacking bull

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Obverse: Lion to right on back of bull to left which he attacks, biting flank. Bristling hairs on edge of lion's back and mane; bull sunk on left foreleg, head raised, tail extending over border of dots. Dotted line between two plain lines marks off exergue in which there is a flower. Reverse:...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

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

Mint

Akanthos, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0521.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.98 gm.

Accession Number

00.151

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins