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. 0518.

Dimensions

Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 17.37 gm.

Accession Number

04.654

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.
Inscription in Greek above.
Reverse: Mill-sail granulated incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Regling does not list this coin as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund