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Tetradrachm of Akragas (Agrigentum) with eagle and hare

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Obverse: Eagle standing left with wings raised, head lowered to attack, on dead hare lying left, upside down on rocks, on which corn grain horizontally and scallop shell left; border of dots. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Crab: below, fish (gurnard) horizontally left, with mouth open and...

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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. 201); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 420–405 B.C.

Mint

Akragas (Agrigentum), Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0235.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.00 gm.

Accession Number

04.431

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins