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Tetradrachm of Akanthos with lion attacking bull

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Obverse: Lion to left, biting bull to right, on dotted ground line between two plain lines. In exergue, acanthus flower, downwards. Border of dots. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 10 Grand'Rue, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, June 5, 1958, for $ 3,000.00 (this is the total price of 58.521-58.525)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 500–480 B.C.

Mint

Akanthos, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 038.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.03 gm.

Accession Number

58.522

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins