Tetradrachm of Akragas (Agrigentum) with crab, struck under Silanos

Greek
Classical Period
413–406 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Akragas (Agrigentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0237.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 1.32 gm.

Accession Number

00.94

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Crab.
Inscription in Greek (Magistrate’s name, Silanos).
Reverse: Eagle standing on rocks to left, slaying a serpent.
Mark of value, two dots, below.
Trace of inscription at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund