Tetradrachm of Akanthos with lion attacking bull
Archaic or Early Classical Period
Mint: Macedonia, Akanthos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0521.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.98 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Lion to right on back of bull to left which he attacks, biting flank. Bristling hairs on edge of lion’s back and mane; bull sunk on left foreleg, head raised, tail extending over border of dots.
Dotted line between two plain lines marks off exergue in which there is a flower.
Reverse: Mill-sail granulated incuse.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund