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Tetradrachm of Akanthos with lioness attacking bull

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Obverse: Lioness to right, on bull to left, biting him in croup; her head facing; fine lines indicating hair on neck; bull's head left, legs bent, body not sunk to ground; above, a cockleshell downwards; no groundline; borfer of dots. Reverse: Fourpart incuse square, surfaces irregularly...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

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

Mint

Akanthos, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0526.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.84 gm.

Accession Number

00.153

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins