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90020052
Sale: Nomos 2, Lot: 52. Estimate CHF15000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 17 May 2010. 
Sold For CHF26000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MACEDON, Akanthos. Circa 425 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.65 g 9). Bull, with head lowered, collapsing to left, attacked by lion leaping on his back to right; in exergue, fish swimming to left. Rev. ΑΚΑΝΘΙΟΝ around quadripartite square with raised fields; all within incuse square. Cf. Desneux 97/102 var. (obverse) and 103 (reverse die R92). Very rare, apparently the second example of this die pair known. A coin of remarkably realistic classical style, beautifully preserved. Lightly toned and extremely attractive, good extremely fine.