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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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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.


Akragas (Agrigentum), Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 1.32 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins