Tetradrachm

Features

Country Akanthos (Macedonia)
(Macedon)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 470 BC - 430 BC
Value 1 Tetradrachm = 4 Drachm (4)
Currency Drachm
Composition Silver
Weight 17.24 g
Diameter 28.0 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References HGCS# 3, 385
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2018. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 1. Handbook of Coins of Italy and Magna Graecia : Sixth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780989825436 .
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2010. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 10. Handbook of Coins of the Southern Levant : Phoenicia, Southern Koile Syria (Including Judaea), and Arabia : Fifth to First Centuries BC . Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780980238754 .
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2013. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 12. Handbook of Coins of Baktria and Ancient India, Including Sogdiana, Margiana, Areia, and the Indo-Greek, Indo-Skythian, and Native Indian States South of the Hindu Kush : Fifth Century BC to First Century AD. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780989825450.
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2012. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 2. Handbook of Coins of Sicily (Including Lipara) : Civic, Royal, Siculo-Punic, and Romano-Sicilian Issues : Sixth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780980238792.
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2016. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 3.1. Handbook of Coins of Macedon and Its Neighbors / Part 1. Macedon, Illyria, and Epeiros : Sixth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780989825412.
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2017. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 3.2. Handbook of Coins of Macedon and Its Neighbors / Part 2. Thrace, Skythia, and Taurike : Sixth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780989825429 .
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2014. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 4. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece : Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia : Sixth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780980238785 .
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2011. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 5. Handbook of Coins of the Peloponnesos : Achaia, Phleiasia, Sikyonia, Elis, Triphylia, Messenia, Lakonia, Argolis, and Arkadia : Sixth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780980238778.
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2010. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 6. Handbook of Coins of the Islands : Adriatic, Ionian, Thracian, Aegean, and Carpathian Seas (excluding Crete and Cyprus) : Sixth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780980238761 .
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2012. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 7. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Anatolia, Pontos, Paphlagonia, Bithynia, Phrygia, Galatia, Lykaonia, and Kappadokia (with Kolchis and the Kimmerian Bosporos) : Fifth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780980238785.
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2009. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 9. Handbook of Syrian Coins : Royal and Civic Issues : Fourth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780980238747.

Obverse

Lion facing right attacking a bull that crouches left. In exergue a fish facing left. Beaded ring around all.

Reverse

Ethnic in shallow incuse around quadripartite square in relief. Inscription around the ethnic.

Lettering: ΑΚΑΝΘΟΣ

Comments

A further example of this type, showing different style (17.21g, 29mm, 4h, Extremely Fine):

© Image courtesy of Roma Numismatics Limited
◦ Auctioned by Roma Numismatics Ltd, Auction XVII, 28 March 2019, Lot 386. Estimated at 10,000 GBP, unsold.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (470 BC - 430 BC) 

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