Obverse: Two eagles standing on a dead hare, the nearer one with head raised, the other bending over. Border of dots.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Above, a crab; below, Skylla left, female upper body, lower coiled like a serpent's with fish's tail and fins; at left and right of body, foreparts of two dogs to left, right one with head right; her hair blown by the wind; right hand raised, palm inwards, left hand with open palm, outstretched over coils of serpent.
Inscription in Greek around.
(see media screen for Greek inscriptions)
Tetradrachm of Akragas (Agrigentum) with two eagles and hare
- Greek, Classical Period, about 414–413 B.C.
- Akragas (Agrigentum), Sicily
- Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 17.30 gm. Die Axis: 8
- Medium or Technique
- Catalogue Raisonné
- Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0234.
- Accession Number
- On view
- Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery of Ancient Coins - 212C