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Lot 24

Estimate: 10'000 EUR   |   Starting price: 6'000 EUR ---
MAKEDONIEN. AKANTHOS. Tetradrachm. Circa 425 BC. Bull collapsing to left, head lowered, attacked and mauled by lion upon his back to right; tunny fish swimming to left in exergue. Rev: ΑΚΑΝΘΙΟΝ. Quadripartite square with raised fields, all within incuse square. Cf. Desneux 97/102 var. (obverse) and 103 (reverse die R92). 17,07g. Rare. Near extremely fine.
In this quite scarce obverse, the die engraver goes past the lines of the composition, trying to give an impression of depth, making the scene more dramatic.

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