Hemidrachm of Akragas (Agrigentum) with eagle and hare

Greek
Classical Period
Late 5th century B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Akragas (Agrigentum)

Dimensions

Diameter: 16.5 mm. Weight: 2.03 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

1984.820

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Eagle, wings spread, to right on supine hare.
Barley-corn in field at left.
Reverse: Crab, with sea monster below to left, holding fish in its mouth.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule to MFA, December 19, 1984

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule