Tetradrachm of Akragas (Agrigentum) with quadriga

Classical Period
413–406 B.C.

Mint: Sicily, Akragas (Agrigentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 16.89 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World



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.


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