Tetradrachm of Akanthos with lion attacking bull

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


Mint: Macedonia, Akanthos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0521.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.98 gm.

Accession Number

00.151

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund