Tetradrachm of Akragas (Agrigentum) with eagle and hare
about 420–405 B.C.
Mint: Sicily, Akragas (Agrigentum)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0235.
Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.00 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
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.
Below, fish (gurnard) horizontally left, with mouth open and spiny back; left, scallop shell downwards; right, shell of purple-fish (murex).
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
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund