Tetradrachm of Akragas (Agrigentum) with eagle and hare

Greek
Classical Period
about 420–405 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Akragas (Agrigentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0235.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.00 gm.

Accession Number

04.431

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Eagle standing left with wings raised, head lowered to attack, on dead hare lying left, upside down on rocks, on which corn grain horizontally and scallop shell left.
Inscription in Greek.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Crab.
Below, fish (gurnard) horizontally left, with mouth open and spiny back; left, scallop shell downwards; right, shell of purple-fish (murex).

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 201); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund