AR Macedon, Akanthos tetradrachm 490 B.C.
O: Lion left attacking bull right, bucranium below dotted ground line; Desneux, RBN, 1949, 8 and plate 5 (same dies and probably the same specimen listed at this weight from a private collection).
R: Quadripartite incuse square
G: high relief toned EF. Ex Elizabeth Washburn King collection and Bryn Mawr College, Christie's New York, December 11, 1992, lot 664.
Purchased from Charles McSorley, NY in 1940 for $125.
“The coin is not perfect, but is aesthetically the nicest one that I have seen in a long time and my favorite style of the series. The pedigree is also very nice as this was an outstanding collection. This coin was featured as a color illustration and enlargement in a mostly b/w catalog in 1992. It sold for $6600 then which was a good price at the time. Of course I really like the $125 price from 1940.” EJW