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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. Reverse: Freshwater crab; below, double volute with lotus- or rose- buds vis-a-vis towards center.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Classical Period, 472–413 B.C.

Mint

Akragas (Agrigentum), Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0225.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.28 gm.

Accession Number

03.927

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins