Tetradrachm of Akragas (Agrigentum) with quadriga, struck under Straton

Greek
Classical Period
413–406 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Akragas (Agrigentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0233.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.06 gm.

Accession Number

09.265

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga three-quarters left; farthest horse with head right; driven by Nike with wings raised, and bending far forward; in outstretched right hand, two reins; in lowered left hand, goad and reins; above, vine branch with leaf, pendent bunch of grapes and tendrils; ground line
Below: inscription in Greek.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Two eagles standing left on dead hare lying upside down on rocks; near eagle with wings closed, head thrown back screaming; far eagle with wings spread and head lowered, about to tear prey.
To right, head of beardless, horned river-god, Akragas.
Inscription in Greek above eagles.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen zur Sammlung Warren, no. 199); July 12, 1909: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund