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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....

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By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Regling does not list this coin as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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


Akanthos, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0518.


Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 17.37 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins