Tetradrachm of Akanthos with lioness attacking bull
Early Classical Period
Mint: Macedonia, Akanthos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0526.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 16.84 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Lioness to right, on bull to left, biting him in croup; her head facing; fine lines indicating hair on neck; bull’s head left, legs bent, body not sunk to ground.
Above, a cockleshell downwards.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Fourpart incuse square, surfaces irregularly granulated.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund