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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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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.


Akanthos, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.84 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins