Tetradrachm of Akanthos with lion attacking bull
Archaic or Early Classical Period
Mint: Macedonia, Akanthos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0518.
Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 17.37 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund