Tetradrachm of Akragas (Agrigentum) with crab and dolphin
Mint: Sicily, Akragas (Agrigentum)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0236.
Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 1.32 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Blow, dolphin left.
Reverse: Eagle standing left on rocks, wings closed, bending over to attack serpent held in its talons and striking upwards.
Inscription in Greek.
Comparanda: Probably emergency issue in war against Carthage during which the city was destroyed (406 B.C.)
By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Not from the Greenwell collection according to Regling.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund