Tetradrachm of Akanthos with lioness attacking bull

Greek
Early Classical Period
470–450 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Akanthos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0526.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.84 gm.

Accession Number

00.153

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lioness to right, on bull to left, biting him in croup; her head facing; fine lines indicating hair on neck; bull’s head left, legs bent, body not sunk to ground.
Above, a cockleshell downwards.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Fourpart incuse square, surfaces irregularly granulated.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund