Tetradrachm of Akragas (Agrigentum) with quadriga, struck under Straton

Classical Period
413–406 B.C.

Mint: Sicily, Akragas (Agrigentum)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0233.


Diameter: 30 mm. Weight: 17.06 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Quadriga three-quarters left; farthest horse with head right; driven by Nike with wings raised, and bending far forward; in outstretched right hand, two reins; in lowered left hand, goad and reins; above, vine branch with leaf, pendent bunch of grapes and tendrils; ground line
Below: inscription in Greek.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Two eagles standing left on dead hare lying 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.
To right, head of beardless, horned river-god, Akragas.
Inscription in Greek above eagles.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen zur Sammlung Warren, no. 199); July 12, 1909: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund