1/5 drachm (litra) of Akragas (Agrigentum) with eagle on Ionic capital

Greek
Classical Period
472–413 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Akragas (Agrigentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0230.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 0.85 gm.

Accession Number

04.428

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Eagle standing left, wings closed.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Freshwater crab.
Below, a lotus or rose-bud upwards.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund