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Tetradrachm of Akragas (Agrigentum) with crab and dolphin

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Obverse: Crab; below, dolphin left; plain border. Reverse: Eagle standing left on rocks, wings closed, bending over to attack serpent held in its talons and striking upwards; plain border. Inscription in Greek. Comparanda: Probably emergency issue in war against Carthage during which the city...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Not from the Greenwell collection according to Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 413–406 B.C.

Mint

Akragas (Agrigentum), Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0236.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 1.32 gm.

Accession Number

04.429

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins