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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. Dotted line between two plain lines marks off exergue in which there is a flower. Dotted circle. Reverse: Mill-sail...

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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.


Akanthos, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0517.


Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 16.80 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins