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Tetradrachm of Akragas (Agrigentum) with crab, struck under Silanos

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Obverse: Crab. Inscription in Greek (Magistrate's name, Silanos). Reverse: Eagle standing on rocks to left, slaying a serpent. Mark of value, two dots, below. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 413–406 B.C.

Mint

Akragas (Agrigentum), Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0237.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 1.32 gm.

Accession Number

00.94

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins