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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.

MACEDON, Akanthos. C. 480-470 BC. 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.