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Tetradrachm of Akanthos with lion attacking bull

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Obverse: Lioness right, with head slightly to left, on bull left, biting him in croup; her head facing; fine lines indicating hair on neck; bull's head left, legs bent, tail curled upward, body not sunk to ground; above, cockleshell downwards; border of dots. Above: traces of EYK(?) Reverse:...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 430–390 B.C.

Mint

Akanthos, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0529.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 14.07 gm.

Accession Number

01.5434

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins