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Didrachm of Akragas (Agrigentum) with eagle

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Obverse: Eagle standing left, wings closed. Legend in Greek. Reverse: Freshwater crab; below, young head right, with necklace.


By date unknown: Northwick Collection; 1859: Sotheby auction of the Northwick collection, sale catalogue, no. 242 according to Regling and Brett catalogues; by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 195); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 472–413 B.C.


Akragas (Agrigentum), Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0229.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.94 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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