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Tetradrachm of Akanthos with lion attacking bull

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Obverse: Lion right, with head three-quarters to left, on bull left, biting him in croup; her head facing; fine lines indicating hair on neck; lion's tail hanging down; bull's head left, legs bent, rear raised, tail curled upward; plain ground line; border of dots. Reverse: Square incuse; in...

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Provenance

By date unknown: James Whittall Collection; by 1884: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the James Whittall Collection, July 10ff., 1884, lot 380 [not illustrated]); 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. 544); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 430–390 B.C.

Mint

Akanthos, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0533.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 13.39 gm.

Accession Number

04.660

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins