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Tetradrachm of Akragas (Agrigentum) with eagle

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Obverse:Eagle standing left, with wings closed. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription) Rev: Freshwater crab; round incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 472–413 B.C.

Mint

Akragas (Agrigentum), Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0221.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 7.66 gm.

Accession Number

11.1759

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins