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. 0516.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.50 gm.

Accession Number

35.100

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lion to left on back of bull to right which he attacks, biting flank. Head of bull covered by that of lion.
Dotted line between two plain lines marks off exergue in which there is a flower.
Dotted circle.
Reverse: Mill-sail granulated incuse.

Provenance

Said to be from Hierissos, Macedonia, hoard in 1934; by 1934: with Daniel Kellad, 183 Liberty Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey (who is said to have acquired it from Ravel in Marseilles); April 4, 1935: purchased by MFA from Daniel Kellad through Mrs. Brett for $ 110.00

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund