Drachm of Akanthos with kneeling bull

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


Mint: Macedonia, Akanthos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0524.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.19 gm.

Accession Number

04.655

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bull kneeling right on right knee, head to left, left foreleg bent.
Dotted ground line; below, akanthos flower upwards.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Fourpart incuse square, surfaces irregularly granulated.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund