Tetradrachm of Akragas (Agrigentum) with eagle

Greek
Classical Period
472–413 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Akragas (Agrigentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0225.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 17.28 gm.

Accession Number

03.927

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

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 and right.
Reverse: Freshwater crab; below, double volute with lotus- or rose- buds vis-a-vis towards center.
Round incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900