Hemidrachm of Akanthos with forepart of lion

Greek
Late Archaic or Classical Period
about 500–424 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Akanthos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 039.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16.5 mm. Weight: 2.60 gm.

Accession Number

60.1297

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lion protome to right, the head seen from above, as if devouring prey. Acanthus blossom above. Dotted ground line and border of dots.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Euripides Sepheriades; November 9, 1960: purchased by MFA from Euripides Sepheriades for $ 1325.00 (this is the total price for 60.1295-60.1297)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour