Tetradrachm of Akragas (Agrigentum) with eagle

Greek
Classical Period
472–413 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Akragas (Agrigentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0221.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 7.66 gm.

Accession Number

11.1759

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse:Eagle standing left, with wings closed.
Inscription in Greek around.
Reverse: Freshwater crab.
Round incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund