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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Macedonia| > |Other Macedonia| > SH14597
Acanthos, Macedonia, 424 - 380 B.C.
|Other| |Macedonia|, |Acanthos,| |Macedonia,| |424| |-| |380| |B.C.|, Herodotus (vii. 125 sq.) relates that while Xerxes was marching from Acanthus to Therma his camels were set upon by lions, and he proceeds to state that all these northern regions, west of the river Nestus, abounded with lions and wild bulls with gigantic horns.
SH14597. Silver tetrobol, SGCV I 1369; SNG ANS 44 - 46; BMC Macedonia p. 153, 6 var.; SNG Cop 16 var, EF, Acanthos mint, weight 2.487g, maximum diameter 16.5mm, c. 424 - 380 B.C.; obverse Forepart of kneeling bull left, head looking back, ΠE above; reverse shallow quadripartite incuse square; sharp strike and nicely centered; SOLD











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