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ID:     806161
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     MACEDONIA
City:     Acanthos
Date Ruled:     Circa 480-470 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 480-470
Diameter:     28 mm
Weight:     17.43 g
Obverse Description:     Lion right, head in profile, biting into the hindquarter of a bull standing left; pellet-in-circle above, floral ornament in exergue
Reverse Description:     Quadripartite incuse square
Primary Reference:     Desneux 63 var. (D61/R- [unlisted rev. die])
Reference2:     AMNG III/2, 4
Reference3:     SNG ANS 10
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=117779
Grade:     Superb EF, light golden hues around the devices.
Notes:     Ex Tkalec (25 October 1996), lot 28.This coin has metal quality of the highest level with no evidence whatsoever of any porosity. A stunning piece of art to hold in the hand.