Drachm of Eryx with standing eagle
Late Archaic Period
Before 480 B.C.
Mint: Sicily, Eryx
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2328.
Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 4.01 gm. Die Axis: 7
Medium or Technique
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
Obverse: Eagle standing right on capital of an Ionic column, wings closed.
Border of dots.
Inscription in left and right fields (letters reversed).
Reverse: Crab within round incuse.
By date unknown: Edward Bunbury Collection; 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, W.C. (auction of the Bunbury Collection, June 15ff., 1896, lot 296, partial); by date unknown: Sir Hermann Weber Collection; 1918: purchased from H. Weber's estate by Spink & Son Limited, 17 & 18 Piccadilly, London, W 1 (L. Forrer, The Weber Collection, vol. I, no. 1302); by date unknown: R. Jameson Collection (Collection R. Jameson, vol. IV, Feuardent Frères, 4 Rue Louvois, Paris, 1932, no. 2418); by 1948: with Dr. Jacob Hirsch, Suite 1209, 30 West 54th Street, New York; purchased by MFA from Dr. Jacob Hirsch, March 11, 1948, for $ 915.00
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour