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Tetrobol of Akanthos with forepart of bull

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Obverse: Forepart of a bull, kneeling to left on left foreleg, head three-quarters right; border of dots. Inscription in Greek above. (See media screen for Greek inscription.) Reverse: Fourpart square incuse with smooth surfaces.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 430–390 B.C.

Mint

Akanthos, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0535.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.38 gm.

Accession Number

00.156

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins