Acanthus tetradrachm obverse
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AR tetradrachm 16.8980 g, 30.2 mm
c 470 BC
1. Grose, S. W. 1926. Fitzwilliam Museum Catalogue of the McClean Collection of Greek Coins. Volume II. The Greek Mainland, Aegaean Islands, Crete. Page 13 #3119 and Plate 114 #3. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
2. Desneux, Jules. 1949. Les Tétradrachmes D'Akanthos. Page 72 #52 (these dies unlisted), Plates IX and XXV. Bruxelles: Socieété Royale De Numismatique.
3. 1987. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum. The Collection of the American Numismatic Society. Part 7. Macedonia I: Cities, Thraco-Macedonian Tribes, Paeonian Kings. #10. New York: The American Numismatic Society.
Lion facing right attacking bull kneeling to the left and biting into his hind-quarters, Θ above, stylized acanthus in exergue.
Quadripartite incuse square, test cut