ACANTHUS SILVER TETRADRACHM – EXCEPTIONAL EARLY CLASSICAL STYLE ISSUE WITH TUNNY FISH – AU FINE STYLE NGC GRADED GREEK MACEDON COIN (Inv. 13956)
MACEDON. ACANTHUS. Ca. 470-430 BC.
Silver tetradrachm, 17.10 g, 28 mm.
Obv. Lion springing right, attacking bull kneeling left, bull’s head raised left above the lion’s rear paw, tunny fish left below exergue line, all within dotted border.
Rev. ΑΚΑ-Ν-ΘΙΟ-Ν , around quadripartite square, all within square incuse.
Desnaux 100 (save reverse die, R90).
NGC graded AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, FINE STYLE, a rare variety and exceptional rendition in an early Classical style, struck as the rebuilding of the Acropolis in Athens began following its destruction during the Persian Wars.