MACEDON, Akanthos. C. 480-470 BC.
|Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 133. Estimate CHF1000.
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011.
Sold For CHF1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Tetrobol (Silver, 2.30 g). Forepart of lioness to right, head seen from turned toward her right and seen from above; above, floral ornament. Rev.
Quadripartite incuse square. SNG ANS 18-21. Toned. Clear and well-struck. Extremely fine.
From a European collection, bought in the 1980s.
An unusually nice and fine example. The lioness tetrobols of Akanthos are usually found in poor condition, unlike this splendid piece.