Tetradrachm of Akanthos with lion attacking bull
Early Classical Period
Mint: Macedonia, Akanthos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0528.
Diameter: 29 mm. Weight: 17.22 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Lioness right, 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.
Inscription in Greek above.
In exergue, vine branch at left with bunch of grapes in center downwards and leaf downwards at right.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Square incuse; in center, fourpart square with raised granulated surfaces.
Inscription in Greek around on raised flat surface.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; June 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)
Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund