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Tetradrachm of Akanthos with lion attacking bull

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Obverse: Lioness right, 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; in exergue, vine branch left with bunch of grapes in center downwards and leaf...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; June 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, 470–450 B.C.

Mint

Akanthos, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0528.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 17.22 gm.

Accession Number

08.340

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins