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Tetradrachm of Akragas (Agrigentum) with eagle

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Obverse: Eagle standing left, wings closed; ground line ending in volutes, resembling Ionic capital. Inscription in Greek. Rev: Freshwater crab; round incuse; corn grain.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson

Greek, Classical Period, 472–413 B.C.

Mint

Akragas (Agrigentum), Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0224.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 17.10 gm.

Accession Number

18.626

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins