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Hemidrachm of Akragas (Agrigentum) with eagle and hare

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Obverse: Eagle, wings spread, to right on supine hare. Barley-corn in field at left. Reverse: Crab, with sea monster below to left, holding fish in its mouth. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule to MFA, December 19, 1984

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Greek, Classical Period, Late 5th century B.C.

Mint

Akragas (Agrigentum), Sicily

Dimensions

Diameter: 16.5 mm. Weight: 2.03 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1984.820

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins