Tetradrachm of Akanthos with lion attacking bull

Greek
Classical Period
430–390 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Akanthos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0529.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 14.07 gm.

Accession Number

01.5434

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lioness right, with head slightly to left, on bull left, biting him in croup; her head facing; fine lines indicating hair on neck; bull’s head left, legs bent, tail curled upward, body not sunk to ground.
Above, cockleshell downwards.
Border of dots.
Above: traces of EYK(?)
Reverse: Square incuse; in center, fourpart square with flat granulated surfaces.
Inscription in Greek on flat surface.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund