Tetradrachm of Akanthos with lion attacking bull
Late Archaic Period
about 500–480 B.C.
Mint: Macedonia, Akanthos
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 038.
Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.03 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Lion to left, biting bull to right, on dotted ground line between two plain lines. In exergue, acanthus flower, downwards.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.
By date unknown: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 10 Grand'Rue, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, June 5, 1958, for $ 3,000.00 (this is the total price of 58.521-58.525)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour