Tetradrachm of Akanthos with lion attacking bull

Greek
Late Archaic Period
about 500–480 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Akanthos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 038.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.03 gm.

Accession Number

58.522

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour