Tetradrachm of Akragas (Agrigentum) with quadriga

Greek
Classical Period
413–406 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Akragas (Agrigentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0231.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 16.89 gm.

Accession Number

04.430

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Quadriga three-quarters right; horses galloping, third one with head left; charioteer with girdled chiton; in right hand, goad and four reins, in left hand, two reins; crowned by Nike with wreath in both hands; ground line.
In exergue, crab downwards.
Reverse: Two eagles standing right on dead hare lying right 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.
At left, cicada to left.
Inscription in Greek.

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. 200); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund