Tetradrachm of Akragas (Agrigentum) with eagle

Greek
Classical Period
472–413 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Akragas (Agrigentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0224.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 17.10 gm.

Accession Number

18.626

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Eagle standing left, wings closed; ground line ending in volutes, resembling Ionic capital.
Inscription in Greek at left.
Reverse: Freshwater crab; corn grain below.
Round incuse.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson