Didrachm of Akragas (Agrigentum) with eagle

Greek
Classical Period
472–413 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Akragas (Agrigentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0229.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.94 gm.

Accession Number

04.427

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Eagle standing right, wings closed.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Freshwater crab.
Below, young head right, with necklace.

Provenance

By date unknown: Northwick Collection; 1859: Sotheby auction of the Northwick collection, sale catalogue, no. 242 according to Regling and Brett catalogues; 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. 195); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund