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Tetradrachm of Akanthos with lioness attacking bull

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Obverse: Lioness to left, on bull to right, biting him on croup; her head facing, body dotted, with bristling hairs on the upper edge; hindlegs and body above bull kneeling on right foreleg, head sunk, mouth open, tongue protruding; in exergue, akanthos flower downwards; dotted ground line above...

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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. 535); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic or Early Classical Period, 520–470 B.C.


Akanthos, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0515.


Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.33 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins