A silver tetradrachm from the town of Agrigentum (Akragas), Sicily, circa 420 BCE.
Reference: BMC Sicily p.11 No.58.
Die axis: 07.
Two eagles carrying a hare in their talons fly left, behind, the head of a river god.
Quadriga driven fast to the left by Nike; above, a vine-branch with bunch of grapes; in exergue the Greek legend AKRAGANTI (mostly worn away.)
Modern Agrigento (Sicilian: Girgenti), a city on the southern coast of Sicily. The ancient Greek city of Akragas (also known as Acragas in Greek, Agrigentum in Latin and Kirkent or Jirjent in Arabic.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
circa 420 BC
Type of item
25 mm (Outside Diameter), 16.761 g (Weight)
BMC Sicily p.11 No.58cf Sear 750
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