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Tetradrachm of Akragas (Agrigentum) with two eagles and hare

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Obverse: Two eagles standing on a dead hare, the nearer one with head raised, the other bending over. Border of dots. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Above, a crab; below, Skylla left, female upper body, lower coiled like a serpent's with fish's tail and fins; at left and right of body,...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Ashburnham Collection; by 1895: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London (sale of the Ashburnham Collection, lot 30 [according to MFA Coin and Medal Register 1]); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 414–413 B.C.

Mint

Akragas (Agrigentum), Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0234.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 17.30 gm. Die Axis: 8

Accession Number

00.96

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins