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Tetradrachm of Akragas (Agrigentum) with eagle

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Obverse: Eagle standing left, wings closed; dotted ground line. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Freshwater crab; round incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 189); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 472–413 B.C.

Mint

Akragas (Agrigentum), Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0222.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.32 gm.

Accession Number

04.423

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins